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Spain vs. Japan highlights: Japan wins Group C via 4-0 win over Spain
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Spain vs. Japan highlights: Japan wins Group C via 4-0 win over Spain

Updated Jul. 31, 2023 5:53 a.m. ET

Japan continued its 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup campaign with its final Group C match against Spain at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington on Monnday (on FS1 and the FOX Sports app).

Both teams entered with two wins and thus made this match one to decide the winner of Group C. Surprisingly, one team had no issues, but it was not the betting favorite, as Japan raced out to a three-goal lead right before halftime. That would be all Japan needed and eventually led to a 4-0 win.

Hinata Miyazawa scored the first goal for Japan and then collected her second right before the end of the first half. The impressive performance set Japan up to clash with Norway, which is coming off a decisive win of its own, in the Knockout Stage.

Check out the highlights below!


Spain vs. Japan Highlights | 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

Japan and Spain played in a battle to finish first in Group C of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Check out the top moments and highlights here!

Spain vs. Japan

Final: Japan 4, Spain 0 

82': GOAL! Japan with its fourth!

Mina Tanaka knocked home the fourth of the match for the Japanese, extending their lead to 4-0.

Japan's Mina Tanaka scores goal vs. Spain in 82'

62': Putellas subbed out

Alexia Putellas and Mariona Caldentey are both replaced in the lineup for Spain.

58': Japan comes through with the save

Ayaka Yamashita caught the cross into the box and denied Spain a golden chance.

Halftime: Japan 3, Spain 0.

40': Goal! Japan a third time!

Hinata Miyazawa connected on her second goal of the match and fourth in the World Cup.

Japan's Hinata Miyazawa scores goal vs. Spain in 40'

29': GOAL! Japan again!

Riko Ueki converted a tough shot from just inside the box and just over the keeper's hands, giving Japan a 2-0 lead.

Japan's Riko Ueki scores goal vs. Spain in 29'

24': Fancy footwork

Jun Endo showed off her elite footwork.

12': GOAL! Japan with the first of the match!

Hinata Miyazawa connected for her third goal of the World Cup and gave Japan the 1-0 lead!

Japan's Hinata Miyazawa scores goal vs. Spain in 12'


Who will win Group C?

The "World Cup NOW" crew previewed the match live on Twitter ahead of kickoff.

Japan fans are HYPED

Are you ready?!?

Spain's starting lineup is here

Japan's starting XI

Check out the full schedule for the Women's World Cup and how to watch each match live here. Find the latest scores here.

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