If you visit this site from the UK (or using a UK IP Address, for example via a VPN), the BBC has on-demand coverage of the full 90 minutes for the Samurai Blue and Nadeshiko matches played in Group D and Group F respectively to date. This post will be updated as and when the on-demand video is updated on the BBC website.
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The Samurai Blue began their London 2012 Group D match against Morocco almost unchanged from the side which defeated Spain, Gotoku Sakai replacing the injured Hiroki Sakai at right-back, and again they won by a single goal as they qualified for the last eight of the competition with a game spare, but here the similarities ended as Japan were unable to re-produce the level of performance which led to such a memorable result in Round One. Takashi Sekizuka’s side were second-best for a significant period of this contest to an Atlas Lions team in which Zakaria Labyad, Abdelaziz Barrada and Nordin Amrabat excelled, and they were fortunate to claim victory as only a combination of poor finishing, Shuichi Gonda’s commanding performance in goal and some last-ditch defending prevented Morocco from leaving Newcastle with at least a draw.
(Akihiro Hyodo’s deflected 25th minute volley is sufficient to give JEF United Chiba all three points at the kanko Stadium, and return to second in a division in which just six points separates fourth from eighth)
(Eijiro Mori scores perhaps the most fortunate winner of the week to give Gainare Tottori what may prove a crucial victory over FC Gifu, lifting them above Kataller Toyama in the Division Two table and out of a prospective relegation position)