JA­PAN VS. NETHER­LANDS

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Kevin Bax­ter

Where: Van­cou­ver, Canada. Time: 7. TV: FS1, NBC Universo, NBC De­portes. The buzz: Ja­pan is the tour­na­ment’s only re­main­ing un­beaten, un­tied team, but it is cer­tainly aware what hap­pened to the other team that emerged from group play per­fect: Brazil was elim­i­nated by Aus­tralia, 1- 0. And Ja­pan, the de­fend­ing World Cup cham­pion, looks ripe for an up­set as well, hav­ing won all three of its group games by just a goal — the last a 1- 0 win over Ecuador, a team that al­lowed 16 goals in its first two games. The Nether­lands, mak­ing its World Cup de­but, also played three tight group- play matches, ty­ing Canada in its last out­ing.

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