JPN-W vs SCO-W Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Japan must put the disappointment of the last game behind when they play Scotland in the 2nd game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 at Roazhon Park.
Firs Game Snippets:
Japan’s stalemate in the first game was a surprise. Argentina made the life difficult for the 2011 champions, never allowing them to breathe in the final 3rd.
Japan bossed the possession and had more than 70% of the ball, but hardly tested Argentina’s goalie Vanina Correa.
The 2015 beaten finalists will now be looking to make amends against Scotland in their next game.
Scotland meanwhile were at the wrong end of the result, losing 2-1 in a closely fought encounter against neighbours England.
This FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 match will be played between Japan and Scotland at Roazhon Park (Stade de la Route de Lorient), in Rennes, Brittany, France. The ground has a capacity of 29,778.
The game will start at 06:30 PM (IST), on Friday, June 14.
Sony Sports Network has the to broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 matches in India. Premier members can also catch the action live on the official SonyLiv App.
Recent form (Last six matches) Japan – W L L D D D Scotland – L D L L W D
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Japan Team News:
Japan’s performance in the last game fell short of expectations. It also tells about the squad which is in transition and is being built to win a medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japan may be considered a powerhouse in women football, but it’s quite remarkable that the team has 17 players playing at their first World Cup. Further evidence about the real ambition of this team.
Still, the world cup is too big a trophy for the experiments, and we expect Asako Takakura to make changes in personnel, considering Japan will have to get 3 points against Scotland to have a chance of progressing.
Japan employed a standard 4-4-2 formation against Argentine, which was later changed to 4-2-3-1 as they chased a goal.
Midfielders: Hina Sugita, Emi Nakajima, Mizuho Sakaguchi, Riko Ueki, Yui Hasegawa, Yuka Momiki, Narumi Miura, Jun Endo, Risa Shimizu
Forwards: Mana Iwabuchi, Yuika Sugasawa, Rikako Kobayashi, Kumi Yokoyama
Japan possible XI:Ayaka Yamashita (GK), Aya Sameshima, Moeka Minami, Saki Kumagai, Risa Shimizu, Yui Hasegawa, Hina Sugita, Narumi Miura, Emi Nakajima, Yuka Momiki, Kumi Yokoyama, Yuika Sugasawa / Mana Iwabuchi
Scotland Team News:
No injury concerns from the last game:
Changes could be made though, especially on the flanks.
Sophie Howard and Kirsty Smith will be battling for a place at right-back.
Scotland squad for the world cup:
Goalkeepers: Jenna Fife, Lee Alexander, Shannon Lynn
Defenders: Jennifer Beattie, Chloe Arthur, Rachel Corsie, Hayley Lauder, Joelle Murray, Nicola Docherty, Sophie Howard, Kirsty Smith
Midfielders: Lizzie Arnot, Kim Little, Jo Love, Leanne Crichton, Christie Murray, Caroline Weir
Forwards: Lana Clelland, Erin Cuthbert, Fiona Brown, Claire Emslie, Jane Ross, Lisa Evans
Scotland possible XI: Lee Alexander (GK), Kirsty Smith / Sophie Howard, Rachel Corsie, Jennifer Beattie, Nicola Docherty, Lisa Evans, Kim Little, Caroline Weir, Claire Emslie, Erin Cuthbert, Jane Ross