2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup

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2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates 1 April – 5 April
Teams (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Japan (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Brazil
Tournament statistics
Matches played 3
Goals scored 10 (3.33 per match)
2013

The 2012 Women's Kirin Challenge Cup was an association football tournament organized in Japan.[1] It was held from 1–5 April 2012 in Japan and included 3 teams: Brazil, Japan and the United States. Japan won the tournament on goals scored after tying with the United States and beating Brazil 4–1.[2]

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L GS GA GD Pts
 Japan 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 4
 United States 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
 Brazil 2 0 0 2 1 7 -6 0
1 April 2012
6:30 a.m. EDT
Japan  1 – 1  United States
Kinga Goal 31' Report Morgan Goal 72'
Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai
Attendance: 15,159
Referee: Li Juan (CHN)

3 April 2012
3:00 a.m. EDT
United States  3 – 0  Brazil
Lloyd Goal 18'
Boxx Goal 23'
Buehler Booked 77'
Rodriguez Goal 83'
Report Ester Booked 82'
Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba
Attendance: 500
Referee: Sachiko Yamagishi

5 April 2012
Japan  4 – 1  Brazil
Daiane Goal 16' (o.g.)
Nagasato Goal 58'
Miyama Goal 61'
Sugasawa Goal 89'
Francielle Goal 45'
Home's Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 12,862

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] U.S. Soccer Website
  2. ^ Japanese women beat Brazil to win Kirin Cup. ESPN