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U-20 Japan Women's National Team goes over tactics ahead of quarterfinal match against Germany at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

16 August 2018

U-20 Japan Women's National Team goes over tactics ahead of quarterfinal match against Germany at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

After securing their spot into the knockout stage of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018, the U-20 Japan Women's National Team arrived at their next match site, Vannes on Tuesday 14 August. The team conducted a light recovery menu on this day, followed by a two-part training session on the following day, Wednesday 15. The morning session of the two-part session saw the team being divided into two groups, where one half conditioned themselves at the hotel, while the other half trained on the field. The players training on the field were seen going through passing, ball control, and drills simulating the offence and defence in front of the goal. The session concluded by playing a 3 vs 3 scrimmage with a freeman. The afternoon session saw all the players gathered on the field, as they went through drills to get the feel of the ball, 8 vs 8 plus 2 freeman positioning drills, and going over their combinations in their build-ups.

The quarterfinal match of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 will take place on Friday 17 August with a kick-off time of 19:30 local time, where the U-20 Japan Women's National Team will face the U-20 Germany Women's National Team.

Players’ Comments

DF #3 TAKAHIRA Miyu (Mynavi VEGALTA SENDAI LADIES)
In our match against Paraguay, we focused on our first touches and it helped us enter the match smoothly. We hope to stay relaxed and enjoy ourselves while we display our style of football. We will face a very strong team as our next opponent, but we will continue to showcase what we have been working on and communicate with each other. I hope I can play my game and help my team win the match.

MF #8 FUKUTA Yui (INAC KOBE LEONESSA)
Within the limited time we were given, I feel like we have been able to prepare ourselves well ahead of the Paraguay match. When the team’s vibe is positive, we can carry that into our match to create momentum. Our time together as a team is limited, so I would like to cherish the reaming time we have and play to the fullest.

Schedule

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018
Sun. 5 August AM/PM Training
PM Official press-confrence
Mon. 6 August 1-0
1st Match of Group League vs U-20 USA 
@Stade Guy-Piriou
Tue. 7 - Wed. 8 August AM/PM Training
Thu. 9 August 0-1 2nd Match of Group League vs U-20 Spain
@Stade Guy-Piriou
Fri. 10 - Sun. 12 August AM/PM Training
Mon. 13 August 6-0 3rd Match of Group League vs U-20 Paraguay
@Stade de la Rabine
Tue. 14 - Thu. 16 August AM/PM Training
Fri. 17 August 19:30 Quarter-final vs U-20 Germany
@Stade de la Rabine
Sat. 18 - Sun. 19 August AM/PM Training
Mon. 20 August 16:00/19:30 Semi-finals @Stade de la Rabine
Tue. 21 - Thu. 23 August AM/PM Training
Fri. 24 August 16:00/19:30 3rd Place Match/Final @Stade de la Rabine

*Local Time, Japan time indicated within the parentheses
*The schedule is subject to change due to the team condition, the weather, etc.

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018

Tournament Dates: Sun. 5 August - Sat. 24 August 2018
Live broadcasting for all of the Japanese matches scheduled on Fuji Television NEXT
Information on live broadcast(Japanese website)
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