Preview: Japan Women vs Sweden Women

Japan W are playing Sweden W at the Playoffs – Women of World Cup on August 11.

Japan W national football team and Sweden W national football team (commonly referred to as SWEDEN w or Sweden W.) meet again 2 years after the 1/4 final Women match which Sweden W won 3-1. Japan W national football team are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Norway W, Spain W, Costa Rica W, Zambia W and Panama W so they’ll try to extend their winning streak with a victory over Sweden W national football team.

Sweden W national football team are approaching the match in a good mood as well securing victories in 5 straight games against USA W, Argentina W, Italy W, South Africa W and Philippines W extending their unbeaten streak to 6 matches. They have been flawless defensively having 3 consecutive clean sheets.

Recent Form:


Japan W have won 5 times (3-1 against Norway W on 5th of August, 4-0 against Spain W on 31st of July, 2-0 against Costa Rica W on 26th of July, 0-5 against Zambia W on 22nd of July and 5-0 against Panama W on 14th of July) and lost once (1-0 against Denmark W on 12th of April) in their most recent 6 matches.


Sweden W have won 5 times (0-0 against USA W on 6th of August, 0-2 against Argentina W on 2nd of August, 5-0 against Italy W on 29th of July, 2-1 against South Africa W on 23rd of July and 5-1 against Philippines W on 17th of July) and drew once (3-3 against Norway W on 12th of April) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team News:


The Japan manager will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this game thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.


With a fully healthy group to choose from, the Sweden boss doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.

Head-to-Head and Key Numbers

  • Japan have won twice, drawn once and lost twice in their last five clashes against Sweden.
  • Japan have scored 19 goals against one in their last five matches.
  • Japan have played 36 World Cup matches, winning 18, while Sweden boast 44 World Cup games and 26 victories.
  • Sweden have scored 12 goals and conceded four in their last five matches.
  • Japan have won their last five matches while Sweden have won four times and drawn once.

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