Japan vs Great Britain Live Score Updates (0-1)
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8:32 AM2 months ago


FT That's that and Great Britain are through to the quarterfinals after a commanding performance in the second half. White has again left her mark on the game and Bronze was delightful in the buildup play.

Japan were largely non-existent in the second 45 after a good first half. They'll still have hope of qualifying for the knockout stages as one of the two best third-place teams, but they'll need to create much, much more in attack.

Well, that just about does it for me. This is John Lupo saying to stay tuned to VAVEL for more coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. Take care, everyone!

8:28 AM2 months ago

Team GB go close!

89' Weir's free-kick goes over, but only just. A warning sign to Japan.
8:27 AM2 months ago

Great Britain take the lead!

GOAL! 75' Japan got really confused at the back. Nonetheless, Houghton angles a ball for Little and she lays one off for Bronze.

Her high, teasing ball is met by White, who beats her marker and Yamashita to head home. It was only a matter of time.

8:23 AM2 months ago

GB probing for an opener

66' Parris crosses on her weaker left foot. The ball goes harmlessly past the right post.
8:21 AM2 months ago

Brits bossing the game

62' Lots of chances for Team GB, but little quality. Little's half-volley is off, Houghton's header is snatched at.
8:20 AM2 months ago

Great Britain substitution

60' Ingle comes off for Caroline Weir.
8:19 AM2 months ago

Japan substitution

56' Momiki comes on for Shiokoshi.
8:17 AM2 months ago

Japan press

53' Sugita finds Hayashi in the box, but Williamson comes across to clear. Minami then tries one from way out and it floats harmlessly over the crossbar.
8:14 AM2 months ago

Brits on top now

48' Parris finds Hemp with a cross, but Shimizu clears. Bronze can't connect properly and the danger passes.
8:09 AM2 months ago

Better start for Team GB

45' White gets her head to a cross from Ingle, but she sends her shot over. The linesman's flag was up for offsides as it is.
7:53 AM2 months ago

Other scores

Following their upset of the United States, Sweden defeated Australia 4-2, all but guaranteeing their place in the quarterfinals.

Zambia and China played out a 4-4 draw that sees both teams with little chance of advancing to the knockout stages.

Canada edged Chile 2-1 to take the Group E lead.

Team USA is currently ahead of New Zealand 1-0 and Brazil will face the Netherlands later on.

7:36 AM2 months ago


We have reached the end of what has been a rather dull first 45 minutes. Houghton has stood tall in the Team GB defense, but they have created little in the way of chances.


Japan have played a solid half and were marginally the better side. They have, at the very least, come up with a few chances, but have yet to make the breakthrough.


That is all for now. We will return for the second half shortly.

7:22 AM2 months ago

Team GB confused?

42' Williamson spots Little and her surging forward run finds Hemp, whose cross is off, but there were no British players in the box, anyway.
7:20 AM2 months ago

Brits with a chance

36' A rare sight of goal for Team GB as Parris finds Hemp, but her header is far too easy for Yamashita to handle.
7:20 AM2 months ago

Japan with another chance

34' The hosts are using the high press and it's paying off as Tanaka unleashes a shot that goes just wide. Houghton was out of position there.
7:19 AM2 months ago

Japan yellow card

31' Hayashi is booked after fouling Hemp.
7:18 AM2 months ago

Great Britain on the defense

28' Japan failed to take advantage of a mixup between Hemp and Stokes as the ball deflects off of Sugita for a goal kick. Houghton has a go with a half volley, but nothing doing.
7:16 AM2 months ago

England struggling to find space

19' Bronze with a much better play this time, finding Hemp on the left and she crosses for Little, who sees her shot blocked. Japan not giving Great Britain much at the moment.
7:15 AM2 months ago

Japan on the attack

14' Bronze and Sugita meet again, this time the hosts winning a corner that Hayashi hits from deep, but Roebuck is there to scoop the ball up.
7:14 AM2 months ago

Brits see off the danger

12' Japan with a chance after Bronze fouls Sugita. Nakajima takes the free-kick, which Houghton meets with her head and clears.
7:13 AM2 months ago

Feeling-out process begins

5' Little finds Hemp and she marauds her way through the middle, but no real chances either way yet.
6:32 AM2 months ago

Match begins!

We are underway!
6:28 AM2 months ago

Japan starting lineup

Yamashita; Shimizu, Kumagai, Minami, Miyagawa, Shiokoshi, Nakajima, Sugita, Hasegawa, Hayashi, Tanaka
6:27 AM2 months ago

Great Britain starting lineup

Roebuck; Bronze, Houghton, Williamson, Stokes, Walsh, Ingle, Parris, Little, Hemp, White
4:09 AM2 months ago

Where and how to watch the Japan vs Great Britain live on live TV?

Tokyo Olympics

Venue: Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

Time: 6:30AM ET

Where to watch: VAVEL USA, BBC One

4:04 AM2 months ago

When is the match between Japan and Great Britain and how to watch it live and in real time

The game will start at 6:30am ET, being played at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo and will be broadcast live on BBC One. You can also catch all of the action here on VAVEL!
3:59 AM2 months ago

Rest of the Saturday schedule

There are five other matches to be played on Saturday.

Chile vs Canada, 3:30 ET

China vs Zambia, 4am ET

Sweden vs Australia, 4:30am ET

Netherlands vs Brazil, 7am ET

New Zealand vs United States, 7:30am ET

3:54 AM2 months ago

Predicted Japan lineup

Ikeda; Kitamura, Minami, Kumagai, Shimizu; Hasegawa, Nakajima, Miura, Shiokoshi; Iwabuchi, Sugasawa
3:49 AM2 months ago

Predicted Great Britain lineup

Roebuck; Daly, Bright, Houghton, Bronze; Weir, Ingle; Hemp, Little, Kirby; White
3:44 AM2 months ago

Group E standings so far

Great Britain top the charts with 3 points, Canada and Japan sit on one and Chile have none so far.
3:39 AM2 months ago

Japan rallies in opener

Kyodo Nadeshiko fell behind Canada after just eight minutes thanks to a goal by Christine Sinclair, but Iwabuchi Mana grabbed an 84th minute equalizer to give Japan a valubale point.
3:34 AM2 months ago

Great Britain off to a flyer

Team GB got off to a fine start, defeating Chile 2-0 on the strength of a brace by Ellen White.
3:29 AM2 months ago


Hello and welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of this Group E match between host nation Japan and Great Britain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

My name is John Lupo and I will be guiding you through all of the action as this showdown between the top two teams in the group unfolds.