Men’s Olympic Football – Japan vs New Zealand Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Japan vs New Zealand taking place? Japan vs New Zealand will take place on Saturday 31st July, 2021 at 10:00 (UK)

Where is Japan vs New Zealand taking place? Japan vs New Zealand will take place at Kashima Stadium in Kashima

Where can I get tickets for Japan vs New Zealand? Ticket information for Japan vs New Zealand can be found here

What TV channel is Japan vs New Zealand on in the UK? Japan vs New Zealand will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Japan vs New Zealand in the UK? Eurosport subscribers can stream the match live via Eurosport Player

THE PREDICTION

Three victories and a perfect nine points saw Japan cruise through to the quarter-finals not only as Group A winners, but as the only country in the competition with a 100% record over the course of the group stage. New Zealand therefore, face a tough task ahead of them after scraping through themselves following a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Romania combined with Honduras’ thrashing at the hands of South Korea. The Kiwis boast a hugely potent goal threat in striker Chris Wood, however across all positions Japan appear very much the superior outfit and providing the Japanese defence can blunt out the threat of Wood, then they should go on to secure victory and book their place in the semi-finals.

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