Semifinal Olympic Women’s Soccer Match: France vs. Japan — Where and When to Watch
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The match between Japan and France will be one of the tournament’s most intense since the winner will go to the finals of the women’s Olympic soccer event.
They all want to win, and they all want gold.
Squad France has the defence and timely scoring to make this game an all-out war despite the fact that the Japanese team is riding high on their 2011 World Cup victory.
Don’t miss out on this exciting semifinal if you’re a fan of soccer of any type.
- The venue is London’s Wembley Stadium.
- On Monday, August 6 at Noon Eastern Time.
- View on NBCSN.
- NBC’s Live Stream of the Olympics
A Few Names to Keep an Eye On
The Frenchman Gaetane Thiney
In 2011–12, Gaetane Thiney scored 11 goals in 21 games for France at the international level. He was the team’s greatest pure scorer.
The French team’s lack of productivity, highlighted by Thiney’s lone goal against the United States earlier in the Olympics, has to be the most interesting aspect of these games.
If you have a great performance in the semi-finals, you can wipe that slate clean.
To Represent Japan, we have Miho Fukumoto.
Goaltender Miho Fukumoto has been the undisputed star of the Japanese women’s Olympic team.
Japan’s goalkeeper has only allowed one goal in four games so far.
Fukumoto’s last performance will determine whether or not Japan is a serious medal contender. However, no matter how fantastic she is, the Japanese offence needs to come up to help out their star goaltender.
Projected Score: Japan 3, France 1
Japan has the offensive firepower to take advantage of any French miscues because to its superior all-around roster and its momentum heading into the competition.
And since France has no one with truly great scoring talent, the Japanese defence can easily thwart any of their attacks.
There is little doubt that Japan will advance to the finals if goaltender Miho Fukumoto continues her solid play from the start of the Olympics.