Defeating China with a 1-0 victory, the Japanese women football team won ASIAD’s gold medal this year. The only striker to help Japan win his Yuika Sugasawa.
Japanese team won the world women’s football championship in 2011 when the tournament was held in Germany and the world runner-up when the tournament was held in Canada in 2015. Meanwhile, China entered the final of the World Women’s Football Championship in 1999, when the tournament was held in the US (China also lost to the US in that finals).
Therefore, when these two giants of Asian women’s football collided in the ASIAD finals, it was also a place for them to show their strong top team status in the continent, before heading to the women’s World Cup in 2019.
The other team
The Chinese women’s team played quite well in the final. They kept the ball more, created more potential situations towards the Japanese team. However, one day when goalkeeper Ayaka Yamashita of Japan excelled, she blocked most of the enemy’s bombardment, the women’s team from the land of the rising sun kept the net clean during the match.
At the other end of the yard, Japan attacked less but was more accurate. At the last minute of the match, from the only finish goal in the whole match, Japan scored the decisive goal.
The decisive goal
In the 90th minute, receiving an extremely accurate pass from the right wing of a teammate, striker Yuika Sugasawa hit her head with the ball, bringing the ball into the far corner, making bundled with Chinese goalkeeper Zhao Lina, marked a 1-0 victory for Japan.
The Japanese women football team won the gold medal in the women’s football of The Asian Game 2018. This is also the second time Japan won ASIAD’s football content, after the first time in 2010.