India had no reply to a second half storm from Japan of their first match of the AFC Girls’s Olympic Qualifying Match Spherical 2, struggling a heavy 0-7 defeat on the Lokomotiv Stadium in Tashkent on Thursday. India head coach Thomas Dennerby had arrange a low block, enjoying a 5-3-2 formation, a technique that labored properly for the primary 45 minutes as they managed to maintain it 0-1 on the breather. A majority of defensive work fell on the shoulders of centrebacks Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi and Ritu Rani, central midfielders Sangita Basfore, Shilky Devi and Indumathi Kathiresan, who had their work minimize out inside their very own penalty space.
India had a number of uncommon forays into the Japan attacking third within the opening exchanges, as Indumathi despatched a protracted ranger which was blocked by Hana Takahashi. The following nook was handled by the Japan defence, after which continued an onslaught that lasted for the size of the sport.
Yoshino Nakashima was the primary Japanese participant to get her title on the scoresheet, coming into the Indian penalty space from the left, to chip it into the highest nook within the seventeenth minute.
The Indian defence performed with decision, limiting Japan’s assaults to wider areas, the place fullbacks Dalima Chhibber and Sanju got ample assist by their corresponding centre backs.
An array of saves by goalkeeper Shreya Hooda and a courageous goal-line clearance by Ritu Rani raised hope for the Indians, who went into their dressing room a aim down towards the facet positioned eighth within the FIFA rankings.
That tactic modified fully within the second half, nonetheless, when Japan started to make use of the wings to focus their passes into the centre, one which labored wonders for the Nadesheko.
They used low crosses from the flanks to the highest of the penalty field and scored 4 objectives within the 11 minutes following the restart.
Yoshino Nakashima scored her second aim of the match earlier than substitute Honoka Hayashi added a 3rd. Mina Tanaka joined in on the act, scoring a header, and establishing Miyabi Moriya to make the rating 5-0 in Japan’s favour by the 56th minute.
Kiko Seike and Hikaru Naomoto rounded issues off with two extra objectives, to make it seven in Japan’s favour.
India did have a last-ditch effort in harm time, as they seemed to salvage some satisfaction. Ritu Rani hooved a protracted one into the Japan field, the place substitute Soumya Guguloth collided with Japan goalkeeper Chika Hirao; Anju Tamang picked up the ball within the melee, however her shot went over the cross-bar.
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