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Japan tops group in Women's World Cup by whitewashing Spain

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Japan tops Women’s World Cup Group C with straight wins and a clear sheet.

WELLINGTON, July 31 (Xinhua) — Japan received the Group C of FIFA Women’s World Cup with an ideal document after it dominated Spain 4-0 in a highly-anticipated final spherical group match right here on Monday.

Japan and Spain had already booked their last-16 berths after the earlier two rounds.

Japan placed on a implausible present within the first half as they broke the impasse within the twelfth minute when Endo Jun’s spectacular move discovered Miyazawa Hinata who coolly beat goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez one-on-one.

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The 2011 World Cup champion doubled the lead within the twenty ninth minute when Ueki Riko’s strike took an enormous deflection to loop over a helpless Rodriguez.

Five minutes earlier than half time, Japan added the third when Ueki’s inspirational help despatched Miyazawa via to fireplace house.

Japan sealed the win within the 82nd minute when Tanaka Mina got here off the bench to stage a solo run, earlier than reducing inside from the best to complete with a roller.

With the win, Japan concluded the group stage with three consecutive wins and a clear sheet whereas Spain locations second with six factors.

Japan will face Norway within the final 16, whereas Spain takes on Switzerland.