On Saturday, 5 August, the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women's National Team) faced the Norway Women's National Team in the round of 16 of the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ at Wellington, New Zealand.
Following their 4-0 victory over Spain on Monday, Head Coach IKEDA Futoshi made three changes to their starting lineup, as HASEGAWA Yui (Manchester City) started in midfield, while FUJINO Aoba (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza) and TANAKA Mina (INAC Kobe Leonessa) returned to the attacking third along with MIYAZAWA Hinata (Mynavi Sendai Ladies).
Japan started the match by controlling the ball possession while pressing their two wingers up high. This approach came to fruition in the 15th minute, when the diagonal cross delivered by Miyazawa took a deflection off an opposing defender before finding the back of the net. .....
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