Tokyo Olympics 2021 Women's Football: Japan vs Great Britain Match Preview
The second round of matches in Group E of the Women's Football event sees hosts for the 2021 Olympics, Japan takes on Great Britain at the Sapporo Dome on Saturday, 24th July.
Tokyo Olympics Women’s Football: Match Details
Group E: Japan vs Great Britain
Date: 24th July
Venue: Sapporo Dome
Kick-off time: 7:30 P.M (Japan Standard Time), 11:30 A.M (U.K Time)
Japan vs Great Britain Women's Football: Preview
The hosts for the 2021 Olympics, Japan, failed to go on top of Group E after the Japan women's football team failed to win against Canada.
Mana Iwabuchi was the savior for the Japanese Women's team after they had conceded an early goal in the 6th minute.
Japan's Mina Tanaka had an instant impact on the game when she was subbed on in the second half. Tanaka managed to win a penalty kick but failed to score as she was rejected by the Canadian goalkeeper.
Great Britain sits on top of Group E after they won 2-0 in their opening group match against Chile courtesy of a brace from Ellen White. Japan sits two points behind, alongside Canada.
Great Britain did not let Chile open up any chances for an attack as Chile managed to have only a single shot on target through the 90 minutes, which was saved comfortably.
Great Britain has performed extremely well so far, considering they have played together just once and it was a warm-up game before entering into the Olympics.
Hege Riise is the head coach for Great Britain and she has done an amazing job so far. She put up a notice for the rest of the women’s football team in the Olympics as she said that they are the real contenders for the Gold medal.
Japanese women’s football team has always had a competitive side, they have previously won a World Cup but have failed to win an Olympic gold medal. The team will be looking forward to winning against the Great Britain team.
Japan vs Great Britain Olympics 2021: Form Guide
Japan Women’s Football Team form: W, W, W, D
Great Britain Women’s Football Team form: W, W
Japan vs Great Britain: Predicted Lineup
Japan: Ikeda; Kitamura, Minami, Kumagai, Shimizu; Hasegawa, Nakajima, Miura, Shiokoshi; Iwabuchi, Sugasawa
Great Britain: Roebuck; Daly, Bright, Houghton, Bronze; Weir, Ingle; Hemp, Little, Kirby; White