Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Match report - Olympic football QF: Japan vs Egypt

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Hiroshi Kiyotake of Japan holds off Eslam Ramadan of Egypt during the Men's Football Quarter Final match between Japan and Egypt, on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on August 4, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Japan beat Egypt in a quarter-final match in the Olympic football tournament. In the first half, Nagai, a fleet forward player for Japan, scored a goal with the best use of his quickness.

An Egyptian player committed a foul with dangerous play, and the referee gave him a red card and made him leave the pitch in the first half.

Later in the game, Japan scored another two goals and won three - nil.

They got a place in the semi-final stage for the first time in 44 years! Then, they are going to play Mexico to advance to the Olympic final.

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