|August 18th, 2008|
|W25||Pool B||8:30am||GER - JPN||1 - 0 (0 - 0)||Final|
> This will be the first ever encounter between Germany and Japan at the Olympics.
> At the last two Champions Trophy tournaments Germany beat Japan 2-1 (in 2008) and 1-0 (in 2007).
> Germany will progress to the Semi-finals if they beat Japan. A draw will also give them a good chance to reach the last four.
> Germany have reached the semi-finals twice before (1992 and 2004). On each occasion they went on to play the gold medal match.
> If Japan win, they will play the Final 7-8. If they lose they qualify for the Final 9-10.