On Thursday 25 August, the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2022™ semi-finals took place at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, where the U-20 Japan Women's National Team faced the U-20 Brazil Women’s National Team.
Facing a Brazilian side who had not conceded a single goal in this tournament, Japan made one change from their quarterfinal match against France, as FUJINO Aoba was named into the starting line-up. The match started with Japan showing great tempo to keep the ball moving against the organised defence displayed by Brazil. With OYAMA Aemu delivering high quality passes from the midfield, HAMANO Maika and YAMAMOTO Yuzuki each had a close opportunity in the sixth and 25th minutes respectively.
Japan’s attack minded approach came to fruition in the 30th minute, when Yamamoto responded to a loose ball at the edge of the box and struck a pinpoint shot that captured the corner of the Brazilian goal. .....
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