Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)
Kuantan, Malaysia - April 26 - 4, 2014

FRA V JPN ( 5th - 8th ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

FRA
3 - 2
JPN

Match Review FRA - JPN 3-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
FRA 5 14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard FG 1 - 0
JPN 24 3 KAYUKAWA Koji PS 1 - 1
FRA 26 20 CHARLET Victor PC 2 - 1
JPN 51 16 HATAKEYAMA Manabu PC 2 - 2
FRA 66 5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent FG 3 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
FRA 25 7 GENESTET Hugo G
FRA 58 7 GENESTET Hugo Y

FRA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 DURCHON Matthieu
X
4 PETERS-DEUTZ Cristoforo
6
5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent 1
X
6 GENESTET Tom
X
7 GENESTET Hugo 1 1
X
8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon
6
9 SANCHEZ Olivier
5
14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard 1
X
15 DERONT Guillaume
7
17 SEVESTRE Lucas
X
18 FORGUES Jean-Baptiste
X
19 SCHEEFER Francois
X
20 CHARLET Victor 1
X
22 GENESTET Martin
8
23 MIGNEAU Valentin
7
24 COISNE Aristide
X
29 SAUNIER Corentin
Bench
32 REYNAUD Edgar
  Team Manager GOURDIN Phillippe
  Assistant Coach REYNAUD Bertrand
  Head Coach SOYEZ Frederic
  Stand-In Manager FOULARD Gael
  Physiotherapist LE BRIS Sebastien
  Physical Trainer GRONDIN Franck

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 TAKASE Katsuya
7
3 KAYUKAWA Koji 1
7
4 SASAKI Takuro
X
5 SHIOKAWA Naoto
6
6 KAWAUCHI Shinji
X
7 ONO Tomonori
X
8 KITAZATO Kenji
X
9 FUJIMOTO Ippei
X
11 KAWAKAMI Kei
X
14 NAGASAWA Katsuyoshi
X
15 YAMASHITA Manabu
X
16 HATAKEYAMA Manabu 1
6
18 IJIMA Hiroki
X
23 SAKAMOTO Hiroki
6
29 YAMABE Koshi
6
30 YOSHIHARA Heita
Bench
31 MORISHIMA Akira
X
32 TACHIBANA Toshiro
  Team Manager FUJIHARA Nobuyuki
  Head Coach KANG Keonwook
  Physiotherapist KOYAMA Satoshi
  Stand-In Manager DAIMON Miu

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CONN Geoff
Umpire 2 BALE Bruce
Reserve Umpire UYTTENHOVE Gregory
Judge 1 APPOO Ramesh
Judge 2 MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan
Technical Officer SLEEMAN Wayne

Jean-Laurent Kieffer struck late to secure France’s 3-2 win over Japan in the 5-8 classification round. France will now face New Zealand in the 5th place play-off match, while Poland and Japan will compete for a 7th place finish.

The match started with high intensity and both teams enjoying possession. Japan created the first promising scoring opportunity after a couple of minutes but the French defence was able to block the penalty corner shot. However, Gaspard Baumgarten (6’) opened the scoring when France had a break-away.

The Samurais forced a penalty stroke after Hiroki Sakamoto was tackled by the French goalkeeper Corentin Saunier. Team-captain Koji Kayukawa (24’) took responsibility and converted without any problems. Les Bleus bounced back quickly when Victor Charlet (26’) fired home a penalty corner. This was his fourth goal in this tournament. The match went into half-time with the score 2-1 in favour of France.

Japan were the better side at the beginning of the second half but struggled to create promising attacks. Their best chance to equalise came on 49 minutes when Sakamoto defeated the French goalie in a one-on-one but Tishiro Tachibana failed to deflect the ball into the empty goal. The Japanese effort eventually paid off when Manabu Hatakeyama (51’) equalized from a penalty corner. The score was tied at 2-2 at the end of the third quarter. 

The fourth quarter saw both teams playing with urgency as they wanted to avoid a penalty shoot-out competition. France has already lost a shoot-out when Ireland beat them 3-0 in the quarter-final. Japan were beaten by Korea 5-1 within regulation time.

With four minutes remaining, Jean-Laurent Kieffer (66’) scored from open play to put France ahead. For the last two minutes of the game, Japan substituted their goalkeeper to attack with 11 field players. The created one more promising chance but Katsuyoshi Nagasawa’s shot was saved by the French keeper. 

  • Match 18
  • Date Sat, 3 May 2014
  • Time 17:00
  • Pool/Class 5th - 8th
  • Venue

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