As part of one of the semifinal matches of the Olympic tournament in Tokyo, the players of the national teams of Japan and Spain will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in the upcoming confrontation?
The Japanese national team was able to enter the OI for the second time in a row. At the last Olympics in Rio, the team failed to get out of the group, despite a victory over Sweden and a draw with Colombia. The start of the home tournament in Tokyo was successful for the hosts. The team was able to defeat South Africa and Mexico, after which it defeated France-4: 0. In the first meeting of the playoffs, the Japanese team could only beat New Zealand in a series of 11-meter strikes (1: 0 on pen.).
After winning the OI-1992, Spain once "lit up" in Atlanta, where it was able to get out of the group. Six football players who represented the national team at Euro 2020 came to Tokyo at once. However, the Spaniards did not show a great game at the tournament. At the group stage, the team beat Australia, after which they drew twice. In the 1/4 final, the "red fury" was able to beat Ivory Coast. In that meeting, only in extra time, the Spaniards received a ticket to the semifinals, outplaying their opponent in extra-time 5: 2.
Statistics and figures:
- The Spaniards are the favorite of the meeting;
- Japan has won 4 times in 5 matches;
- Spain has won once in 5 matches;
- The rivals met each other twice;
- Japan won the last meeting of the opponent with a score of 1: 0.
As it seems, the opponents are able to score a goal in each of the halves. They show a very good game at the tournament, which in the future can lead to a very interesting and productive meeting.