The Matildas have kept alive their Tournament of Nations hopes with a 2-0 victory over their Asian Cup conquerors Japan.
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Australia women's coach Alen Stajcic says they are still a long way from Olympics qualification, despite a shock 3-1 opening win over Japan.
Mile Jedinak and Tim Cahill scored as Australia got their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 3-0 win over Kyrgyzstan in Canberra.
Carli Lloyd scored a first-half hat trick as the United States crushed Japan for first its WWC title since 1999.
Japan beat England 2-1 in their semifinal match at the 2015 Women's World Cup as England's Laura Bassett redirected the ball into her own goal.
15 minutes after entering the game, Iwabuchi scored during a scramble in front in the 87th minute to secure a 1-0 victory in the Women's World Cup.
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Mizhuo Sakaguchi scored what turned out to be the deciding goal as defending champions Japan held off to beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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When plotting out the bracket, it became clear that two of the world's best teams will likely meet early.
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Aya Sameshima scored in the 6th minute as defending champion Japan beat Cameroon and secured a berth in the knockout round of the Women's World Cup.
Aya Miyama scored a penalty kick in the 29th minute as defending Women's World Cup champion Japan opened with a 1-0 win over newcomers Switzerland.
Japan will enter this Women's World Cup under the spotlight. How will the squad handle such unfamiliar pressure?
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