Olympic Women’s Football Tournament: Group F MD 3 Results and Table

Japan
0 South Africa
0
Canada
Tancredi 43′, 84′
2 Sweden
Hammarström 14′
Jakobsson 16′
2

(Matches played 31 July 2012)

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Sweden (Q) 3 1 2 0 6 3 +3 5
Japan (Q) 2 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
Canada (Q) 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 4
South Africa 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6 0

Japan will face Brazil in the quarter-final to be played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on 3 August 2012, kick-off 17:00 BST.

London 2012: Nadeshiko and Samurai Blue – full on-demand video

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.

Click the links under the Match heading for the relevant video:

Stage Competition Date Kick-Off Match Venue
Group F Women 25 July 17:00 Japan 2 Canada 1 City of Coventry Stadium
Group F Women 28 July 12:00 Japan 0 Sweden 0 City of Coventry Stadium
Group F Women 31 July 14:30 Japan 0 South Africa 0 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
QF Women 3 August 17:00 Japan 2 Brazil 0 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
SF Women 6 August 17:00 Japan 2 France 1 Wembley Stadium, London
G.Medal Women 9 August 19:45 Japan 1 USA 2 Wembley Stadium, London
Group D Men 26 July 14:45 Japan 1 Spain 0 Hampden Park, Glasgow
Group D Men 29 July 17:00 Japan 1 Morocco 0 St James’ Park, Newcastle
Group D Men 1 August 17:00 Japan 0 Honduras 0 City of Coventry Stadium
QF Men 4 August 12:00 Japan 3 Egypt 0 Old Trafford, Manchester
SF Men 7 August 17:00 Japan 1 Mexico 3 Wembley Stadium, London
B.Medal Men 10 August 19:45 Japan 0 South Korea 2 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

日本 (Japan) 1 モロッコ (Morocco) 0

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.

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Olympic Men’s Football Tournament: Group D MD 3 Fixtures

Please click the link for a look at Honduras, Japan’s opponents in their third and final Group D fixture on 1 August.

1 August

17:00 Japan vs Honduras City of Coventry Stadium
17:00 Spain vs Morocco Old Trafford, Manchester

(All times BST)

Olympic Men’s Football Tournament: Group D MD 2 Results and Table

Spain
0 Honduras
Bengtson 7′
1
Japan
Nagai 84′
1 Morocco
0

(Matches played 29 July 2012)

Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Japan (Q) 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
Honduras 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
Morocco 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
Spain 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0

J.League Division 2: Matchday 26 Table

(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)

Home Away
Team P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ventforet Kofu 26 7 3 3 19 14 7 5 1 19 7 17 50
2 JEF United Chiba 26 7 3 2 21 7 8 1 5 19 10 23 49
3 Tokyo Verdy 26 9 0 4 22 11 7 1 5 26 17 20 49
4 Shonan Bellmare 26 8 5 1 20 10 5 5 2 23 17 16 49
5 Oita Trinita 26 6 4 3 16 13 8 2 3 22 13 12 48
6 Montedio Yamagata 26 9 3 1 24 12 4 5 4 13 13 12 47
7 Kyoto Sanga 26 9 2 2 20 11 5 2 6 17 17 9 46
8 Tochigi SC 26 7 3 4 17 14 6 2 4 17 12 8 44
9 Yokohama FC 26 4 3 6 14 14 8 2 3 26 16 10 41
10 Mito HollyHock 26 7 2 4 18 15 3 4 6 10 12 1 36
11 Fagiano Okayama 26 5 4 5 13 14 4 5 3 7 9 -3 36
12 Tokushima Vortis 26 5 3 5 15 13 4 4 5 11 12 1 34
13 Ehime FC 26 6 4 2 21 12 2 4 8 12 18 3 32
14 Giravanz Kitakyushu 26 4 2 7 12 18 5 3 5 15 14 -5 32
15 Matsumoto Yamaga 26 4 4 4 13 15 4 4 6 9 13 -6 32
16 Thespa Kusatsu 26 2 5 6 7 15 6 2 5 13 11 -6 31
17 Avispa Fukuoka 26 4 6 3 14 14 3 3 7 18 24 -6 30
18 Roasso Kumamoto 26 5 4 4 15 17 2 4 7 6 16 -12 29
19 FC Gifu 26 2 4 7 7 17 2 4 7 8 19 -21 20
20 Gainare Tottori 26 4 1 8 11 23 2 1 10 9 30 -33 20
21 Kataller Toyama 26 1 4 8 11 21 2 5 6 10 16 -16 18
22 FC Machida Zelvia 26 1 2 10 4 23 2 3 8 13 18 -24 14

J.League Division 2: Matchday 26 Results

(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)

Tochigi SC
Kikuoka 58′
1 Mito HollyHock
0
FC Machida Zelvia
Kitai 88′
1 Kyoto Sanga
Miyayoshi 45′
Nakamura 53′
2
Ventforet Kofu
Nagasato 1′
Kashiwa 71′
Ishihara 88′
3 Tokyo Verdy
Takahashi 52′
1
Kataller Toyama
0 Yokohama FC Small Yokohama FC
0
Gainare Tottori
Mori 68′
1 FC Gifu
0
Ehime FC
Oyama 68′
1 Oita Trinita
Mitsuhira 25′, 85′
2
Avispa Fukuoka
0 Thespa Kusatsu
Kobayashi 51′
Herberty 57′
Alex Rafael 81′
3
Shonan Bellmare
Furuhashi 47′
1 Giravanz Kitakyushu
0
Montedio Yamagata
Nakashima 64′
1 Matsumoto Yamaga
Funayama 75′
1
Fagiano Okayama
0 JEF United Chiba
Hyodo 25′
1
Roasso Kumamoto
0 Tokushima Vortis
Aoyama 29′
Tsuda 36′
Eto 81′
3

(Matches played 29 July 2012)