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|France rode on a brace by Amine Gouiri to beat a stubborn Japan 2-1 in a Group E encounter at the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Brock Osweiler Womens Jersey Wednesday.The Olympique Lyonnais youngster struck in the 13th and 71st minutes while Taisei Miyashiro (73rd minute) reduced the margin for Japan.
France are at the top of the group with six points, having won both their matches. They have qualified for the Round of 16 as they will finish among the top two even if they lose their last group match.The Europeans enjoyed a bright start, forcing the Japanese to be defensive right from the start.Gouiri was a constant threat for the Japanese defenders and he opened the scoring with a nice finish through the legs of Japan goalkeeper Kosei Tani.Japan however, fought back and created http://www.texansproshops.com/Brian_Cushing_Jersey_Cheap several chances at the other end.Gouiri doubled the lead in the second half after a superb exchange of passes with Yacine Adli in the Japanese penalty box.Japan reduced the deficit through a penalty conversion by Miyashiro a couple of minutes later.France however, held on for their second consecutive victory.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed their battle for the year-end number one ranking with imperious victories to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.Top seed Nadal extended his winning streak to 13 matches with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of American Jared Donaldson in the Qi Zhong Stadium before world number two Federer, to the delight of his sizeable Chinese fan club, got the better of Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 7-6(4) 6-4.
Nadal, who leads Federer by 2,370 points going into the home straight of a season in which the two Carlos Martinez Youth Jersey old rivals have shared out the game's biggest prizes, was unstoppable against Donaldson and needed only 54 minutes to prevail.
"It was a very quick match in all aspects," Nadal, bidding to end a year on top for the fourth time in his career, said.Iceland's remarkable rise has been rewarded with a place among Europe's top teams in UEFA's inaugural Nations League which kicks off next September.
The north Atlantic islanders, who became the smallest nation by population to qualify for the World Cup http://www.officialbaseballcardinalsstore.com/Brett_Cecil_Jersey finals on Monday, have been placed in League A along with the likes of world champions Germany, European champions Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Italy, France and England.
Iceland also reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 having beaten England -- the first major tournament they qualified for.European confederation UEFA announced the four leagues for their new competition on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the groups stages in the World Cup qualifying campaign.
Switzerland, Poland and Croatia are also in League A as are the Netherlands, despite missing out on the World Cup.The four leagues, which will be split into groups of three or four teams at a draw in Lausanne in January, were decided by the UEFA national team coefficient rankings of Europe's 55 nations.Matches will take place over six matchdays from September to November next year with the four League A group winners contesting the finals in June 2019.UEFA's Nations League is designed to replace "meaningless" friendly internationals with competitive matches against teams of similar standing.League B contains the likes of 2018 World Cup hosts Russia and Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Northern Ireland; all of whom are in the playoffs for the World Cup.
Serbia, who qualified for the World Cup, are down in Group C with the likes of Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary and Greece.