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JAP-W vs CRC-W Dream11 Team Prediction, Match preview, Team news, Predicted lineups - FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Group C

Here's a look at the Dream11 prediction for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 match between Japan Women vs Costa Rica Women. Check out the dream11 fantasy team,match prediction, match preview, updates and lineups for JAP-W vs CRC-W.

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Last updated: 25.07.2023
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Japan aims to wrap up their qualification to the round of 16 with a game to spare against Costa Rica on Wednesday.      


JAP-W vs CRC-W Match Details


Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2023

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Time: 10:30 (IST) / 15:30 (ACT)

Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

 

JAP-W vs CRC-W Match Preview


Japan played some of the best football at this stage to secure a huge 5-0 win over Zambia in their 2023 Women’s World Cup opener. Hinata Miyazawa scored a stunning brace with Mina Tanaka, Jun Endo and substitute Riko Ueki scoring from a retaken penalty late in the match. It was the second consecutive game Japan scored five goals without reply after doing so against Panama in the last warm-up match against Panama. They could have ended more to the scoring had a series of goals were not chalked off or forwards blazing their effort from close range. The manner of victory was a morale-boosting one as Zambia was a side capable of upsets with their ferocious attack but the 2011 winners did not allow them to take even a single shot in the game. Such was the sheer dominance.   Overall, Nadeshiko will be overly happy about their scoring spree which gives them confidence ahead of facing a top side like Spain in the final group match. Not before they take on Costa Rica who are coming off a 3-0 defeat to La Roja. Japan knows a win and a subsequent draw result in the other match will help them reach the knockouts while a draw will also be enough if Spain beat Zambia. It is obvious that Futoshi Ikeda's side will have victory on their mind only as they look to seal their task at the Dunedin Stadium.

 

Costa Rica defended valiantly against Spain but a lapse of concentration in a spell of ten minutes allowed Spain to score all their three goals in that period before the half-hour mark. It started with Valeria Del Campo turning a cross into her own net in the 21st minute with Aitana Bonmati and Esther Gonzalez’s strikes coming right after. Las Ticas had their goalkeeper Daniela Solera to thank to prevent the opposition from extending the score, especially in the second half. The 26-year-old made an outstanding 10 saves in the match and the team will rely on her shot-stopping while facing another highly technical side in Japan. Costa Rica’s problem will be Japan also being in ruthless scoring form as they hope not to exit the tournament early. They are in a poor run of form with just a win in the last 12 matches and nine defeats in that time. Changing it in one game that too against the former winners looks extremely unlikely. Las Ticas have also not won at the Women’s World Cup and managed only two draws. Still, they will take inspiration from their second-half performance against Spain and also that their men’s side pulled off a surprise 1-0 win over Japan after their heavy thrashing in the World Cup last year.                      

                      

Recent Form (All Comp)

JAP-W: WWLWW

CRC-W: LLWLL

 

Recent Form (World Cup)

JAP-W: W

CRC-W: L

 

JAP-W vs CRC-W Predicted Lineups


JAP-W: Ayaka Yamashita; Rion Ishikawa, Saki Kumagai, Moeka Minami; Risa Shimizu, Fuka Nagano, Yui Hasegawa, Jun Endo; Aoba Fujino, Hinata Miyazawa; Mina Tanaka

CRC-W: Daniela Solera; Fabiola Villalobos, Mariana Benavides, Del Campo; Maria Coto, Gloriana Villalobos, Katherine Alvarado, Cristin Granados; Melissa Herrera, Maria Salas, Priscila Chinchilla


JAP-W vs CRC-W Dream11 Team Prediction


GK: Solera (7.5)

DEF: Shimzu (8.5), Minami (8), Kumagai (8)

MID: Miyazawa (9), Alvardo (8.5), Hasegawa (8.5), M Herrera (8)

FW: Rodriguez (9), Tanaka (9), Endo (8.5)

 

Vice-captain: Jun Endo or Mina Tanaka

Captain: Hinata Miyazawa

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