#TON2018 📷: BRA 2-1 JAP (29 July)

Late goals decided the outcome of this second round Tournament of Nations tie between teams currently ranked 6th (Japan) and 7th (Brazil) in the world. Playing in hot conditions in the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, it was Marta (who else?) who finally opened the scoring in the 76th minute, before fellow forward Beatriz added a neat finish for what turned out to be the winning goal in the 90th minute. Japan were not done though, Rika Masuya’s smart diving header pulling back a consolation goal, three minutes into stoppage time. (Images: Daniela Porcelli/@joerdeli1)

MATCH INFO:

Match: Japan vs. Brazil
Date: July 29, 2018
Competition: Tournament of Nations
Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field; East Hartford, Conn.
Kickoff: 4:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 13,027
Weather: 81 degrees, mostly sunny

Scoring Summary:    1          2          F
JPN                             0          1          1
BRA                             0          2          2

BRA – Marta (Raquel)                                                76th minute
BRA – Beatriz (Raquel)                                              90
JPN – Rika Masuya (Moeno Sakaguchi)                   90+3

Lineups:
JPN: 1-Sakiko Ikeda; 3-Aya Sameshima (capt.), 8-Mana Iwabuchi (14-Yui Hasegawa, 46), 13-Yuika Sugasawa (11-Mina Tanaka, 58), 15-Moeno Sakaguchi, 16-Rin Sumida (7-Emi Nakajima, 72), 17-Yuka Momiki (19-Rika Masuya, 58), 20-Kumi Yokoyama (9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 73), 22-Risa Shimizu, 23-Aimi Kunitake (2-Maya Doko, 68), 24-Narumi Miura
Subs not used: 18-Ayaka Yamashita, 21-Chika Hirao, 4-Shiori Miyake, 6-Saori Ariyoshi, 12-Hina Sugita
Head coach: Asako Takakura

BRA: 12-Aline; 3-Daiane (4-Kathellen, 73), 5-Thaisa, 9-Debinha (20-Raquel, 73), 10-Marta (capt.), 16-Beatriz, 17-Andressinha (7-Camila, 46), 18-Thaís (11-Adriana, 46), 19-Joyce (6-Tamires, 46), 21-Mônica, 23-Rayanne (13-Rilany, 82)
Subs not used: 1-Bárbara, 22-Letícia, 2-Millene, 8-Juliana, 14-Poliana, 15-Tayla
Head coach: Oswaldo Alvarez (Vadão)