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Argentina FIH Champions Trophy 2012

Rosario, Argentina - January 28 - February 5, 2012
Local time is 10:25pm

New Zealand v Japan

5/6

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
February 5th, 2012
22 5/6 3:00pm New Zealand NZL - JPN Japan 3 - 4 (0 - 2) AET Final      

Match Report

Japan qualify for Champions Trophy 2014
5/6 classification – NZL 3-4 JPN (AET)

Japan have qualified for 2014’s Champions Trophy as they have beaten New Zealand in a very competitive  5th place playoff. Katie Glynn’s late 3-3 secured the extra-time for New Zealand where Rika Komazawa scored the Golden Goal for Japan.

This was the first ever Champions Trophy match featuring New Zealand and Japan. Their last encounter at a world level event came at the 2010 World Cup in Rosario and saw New Zealand come back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2.

Japan had a great start into this match taking the lead in third minute. Akane Shibata was marked poorly by the New Zealand defenders. She won possession in front of goalkeeper Sally Rutherford and left her no chance. The Black Sticks had some circle penetrations afterwards but could not take advantage. Instead Japan could have doubled the lead but failed to score from two penalty corners. However the Winner of the 2011 Champions Challenge scored again when Izuki Tanaki (15’) picked up a ball in the circle netting the first time in her Champions Trophy career.  

Japan have held a 2-0 lead only once before in Champions Trophy competition. In the 2007 5/6 classification they have beaten Spain 2-0. New Zealand have won one of three matches at Rosario 2012 after trailing at half-time.

The Blacks Sticks were the stronger side in the second half pressuring Japan until Katie Glynn (41’) has put New Zealand on the scoreboard. They won three successive penalty corners but flicker Clarissa Eshuis was denied at all of them. New Zealand kept going while Japan defended strongly. It seemed as it was only a matter of time until the Black Sticks would equalize. Stacey Michelsen (53’) made the score tied 2-2 when she deflected Kayla Sharland’s penalty corner shot into the net.

Kaori Fujio’s (59’) gave the lead back to Japan against the run of play as New Zealand were dominating the match. However in the 69th minute Katie Glynn secured the extra-time for her team when her penalty corner shot was deflected high into the net. In the 78th minute Rika Komazawa scored the game winning goal securing Japan a spot in 2014’s Champions Trophy.

Match Review

Match Review 22. Final 5-6 New Zealand- Japan 3-4 gg.

 

> Japan finish in fifth place to equal their best result ever in Champions Trophy competition.

> Japan also secured a fifth-place finish in Quilmes in 2007, the last time the tournament was held in Argentina.

> Japan became the second successive Champions Challenge winners to finish 5th in the Champions Trophy. Last year Champions Challenge holders New Zealand also secured a fifth-place finish.

> Today’s Final 5-6 marked the fifth match (of a possible 10 so far) to go to extra time at Rosario 2012.

> Golden goal scorer Rika Komazawa finished the tournament on 5 goals, breaking Kaori Chiba’s 2008 record for most goals scored by a Japanese player in a single CT tournament.

> New Zealand are ranked 6th on the FIH world ranking and also finish 6th at Rosario 2012.

> The Black Sticks also finished sixth the last time they competed in the Champions Trophy in Argentina, in Rosario in 2004.

> Cathryn Finlayson, Katie Glynn and Stacey Michelsen are New Zealand’s top goal scorers at Rosario on 3 goals.

> New Zealand converted 2 penalty corners in this match. They finish the tournament on 3 for 24 (13%).

> Japan converted none of 4 PC today and have scored from 4 of 19 penalty corners at Rosario 2012 (21%).

 

 

Match Preview

Match Preview 22. Final 5-6 New Zealand- Japan (February 5th, 3:00pm)


Head-to-Heads

> This is the first ever Champions Trophy match featuring New Zealand and Japan.

> Their last encounter at a world level event came at the 2010 World Cup in Rosario and saw New Zealand come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Japan, goals scored by Kaori Fujio, Mie Nakashima, Krystal Forgesson and Kayla Sharland.

> In March 2011, New Zealand and Japan played each other in a 5-match test series in New Zealand. The Black Sticks won 3 of these 5 matches, drawing 1 and losing 1. Katie Glynn scored 5 of New Zealand’s 10 goals in the series.

 
New Zealand

> New Zealand are ranked 6th on the FIH world ranking.

> Since 2008 (11th), the Black Sticks have improved their world ranking every year moving up to 9th in 2009, 7th in 2010 and 6th in 2011.

> New Zealand won its first medal at the Champions Trophy in 2011, finishing with the bronze medal after beating Korea 3-2 in the third-place playoff.

> The Black Sticks claimed a third consecutive Oceania Cup title in 2011, securing a berth for the Olympic Games in London later this year.

> The Black Sticks finished sixth the last time they competed in the Champions Trophy in Argentina, in Rosario in 2004.

> New Zealand are on 1 for 18 penalty corners awarded in the tournament. At the 2006 Champions Trophy New Zealand did not convert a single penalty corner.

> Cathryn Finlayson is on 3 goals for the tournament, equalling the NZL player record for most goals scored in a CT edition, jointly held by Moira Senior (3 goals in 1999), Charlotte Harrison (2011) and Katie Glynn (2011).

> Anita Punt and Gemma Flynn were named in the FIH All Star team in 2011.

 
Japan

> Japan are ranked 9th on the FIH World Ranking.

> Japan qualified for the 2012 Champions Trophy after winning the Champions Challenge in Dublin in 2011. Three of the previous 5 Champions Challenge winner have finished 5th of 6th in the Champions Trophy.

> Japan has competed at two previous editions of the Champions Trophy, with its best result a fifth-place finish in Quilmes in 2007, the last time the tournament was held in Argentina. In 2008 they finished 6th (of 6).

> Japan is the only team competing in Rosario that has not already qualified for the Olympic Games in London later this year.

> Japan’s 8 goals have been scored by only 4 players: Rika Komazawa (3), Akane Shibata (2), Ai Murakami and Kaori Fujio. All other teams have at least 5 goalscorers at Rosario 2012.

> Rika Komazawa is on 4 goals at Rosario 2012, equalling Kaori Chiba’s record for most goals scored by a Japanese player in a single CT tournament first set in 2008.

> Japan are on 4 for 15 in terms of penalty corners converted this tournament (27%).

> Japan conceded 6 PC goals from 16 penalty corners awarded against them (38%).

 

Results Champions Challenge winners in Champions Trophy

Year

Team

Rank

2002

England

6th

2004

Germany

2nd

2006

New Zealand

6th

2008

China

4th

2010

New Zealand

5th

 

CHN v KOR (7/8) NED v GER (3/4)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 5 7
Great Britain  GBR 3 2 1 0 5 7
China  CHN 3 1 0 2 -3 3
Japan  JPN 3 0 0 3 -7 0
Pool B
Germany  GER 3 2 0 1 2 6
Argentina  ARG 3 1 2 0 2 5
Korea  KOR 3 0 2 1 -2 2
New Zealand  NZL 3 0 2 1 -2 2

MATCHES

Feb 5, 2012
CHN China
Korea KOR
NZL New Zealand
Japan JPN
NED Netherlands
Germany GER
ARG Argentina
Great Britain GBR
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