Japan vs Netherlands
Japan has won every game they have played so far this tournament. Despite all of the wins they have had trouble in the final third. They have been able to get off shots but have had some trouble finding the back of the net. Captain Aya Miyama had one goal and one assist so far this World Cup. They will have to control possession against the Netherlands if they want to move on to the next round. The Netherlands had a harder time getting out of the group stages which included a 1-1 draw against Canada. Their defense will have to contend with a strong Japaneses attack and try to control the ball. They allowed only two goals in the group stage of the tournament. The winner will face Australia on June 27.
9 pm CT, June 23
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