- Yuika Sugasawa is likely to come back in for Japan
- No injury news for Japan
- Tefanie van der Gragt remains a doubt
- Expecting an Unchanged Side
- Van Veenendaal will be the goalkeeper for Netherlands Women.
Japan Women vs Netherlands Women Lineup:
Van Veenedaal, Van der Gragt, Bloodworth, Dekker, Van Lunteren, Groenen, van de Donk, Spitse, van de Sanden, Miedema, Martens
Ayaka Yamashita (GK), Risa Shimizu, Saki Kumagai, Nana Ichise, Aya Sameshima, Emi Nakajima, Narumi Miura, Hina Sugita, J Endo, Yuika Sugasawa, Mana Iwabuchi
The last match of the Women’s World Cup Round of 16 is already here, as the Netherlands are set to face off against Japan in Rennes. Both countries have only one clean sheet in the tournament but the attacking plethora of the Dutch team gives them a slight edge over their opponents. Holland won all three games in the group stage five goals and conceding only one. Japan, on the other hand, finished second with four points.
Top Goalscorers: Yuika Sugasawa
Top Assists: Hina Sugita
X factor star – Jun Endo,
Top Goalscorers: Sherida Spitse
Top Assists: Vivana Miedema
X factor star – Lieke Martens
Head to Head Record:
Netherlands have won three of the last five renewals of this fixture, while Japan have won twice during that time. In their last meeting in , the 2018 Algarve Cup Netherlands won by six goals to two.
Stats & Facts :
NED –W vs JPN – W recent form (Last six matches)
Netherland Women – W W W W W W
Japan Women – L W D D D L
Current FIFA Ranking
Japan : 7
Netherland : 8
Japan Women vs Netherland Women Prediction
Vivianne Miedema scores twice and the Netherlands advances to the quarterfinals for the first time.
Pick: Netherlands 2, Japan 1