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2008 Womens Olympic Games

Beijing, China - August 10-23, 2008

Japan v New Zealand

Pool B

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
August 10th, 2008
W01 Pool B 8:30am Japan JPN - NZL New Zealand 2 - 1 (2 - 1) Final    

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> The only previous Olympic match between Japan and New Zealand came at Athens 2004, when Japan won 2-0.
> The last meeting between these teams came at the 2005 Champions Challenge: Japan - New Zealand 1-2.
> Japan qualified for the Beijing Olympics by winning a silver medal at the Asian Games.
> New Zealand qualified for Beijing 2008 as Oceania Cup champions.
> Korea's Yoo Seung-Jin is in charge of the Japanese team, making Japan one of two women's teams that are led by a foreign head coach.
> At age 37, Japan's Akemi Kato is the oldest hockey player in the women's competition at Beijing 2008.
> Misaki Ozawa celebrated her 23rd birthday two days before the match.
> Ten players on the Japanese squad were present at Athens 2004.
> Nine players on the New Zealand squad were present at Athens 2004.
> 18-year-old Gemma Flynn (NZL) and 19-year-old Chinami Kozakura (JPN) are two of nine teenagers in the Women's hockey competition at Beijing 2008.

CHN v ESP (Pool A)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 5 5 0 0 11 15
China  CHN 5 3 1 1 10 10
Australia  AUS 5 3 1 1 8 10
Spain  ESP 5 2 0 3 -8 6
South Korea  KOR 5 1 0 4 -5 3
South Africa  RSA 5 0 0 5 -16 0
Pool B
Germany  GER 5 4 0 1 4 12
Argentina  ARG 5 3 2 0 6 11
Great Britain  GBR 5 2 2 1 -2 8
United States  USA 5 1 3 1 1 6
Japan  JPN 5 1 1 3 -2 4
New Zealand  NZL 5 0 0 5 -7 0

MATCHES

Aug 22, 2008
RSA South Africa
New Zealand NZL
AUS Australia
Great Britain GBR
GER Germany
Argentina ARG
CHN China
Netherlands NED
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