words // Luis Sanchez
After capturing their first-ever World Cup title, the Japan Woman’s national team is already well on their way to the much anticipated 2012 Olympic Games in London. To secure a spot, all that was required was either a win by Japan, or a loss by China in their match-up versus Australia. However, failing to handle matters on their own, Japan was dealt a draw in their match-up with the North Korea women’s national team.
Making things a bit easier for the Japanese women, Australia was able to take care of China 1-0 , catapulting the Japanese women’s national team into the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Australia was also able to help their own cause as well, after earning the 1-0 victory over China.
Continue below for a look back at both match-ups as part of Eastbay’s latest Soccer Watch.
China’s Zhang Na elevates in her women’s Nike soccer cleats.
Australia’s Elise Knight handles the ball in her women’s Nike soccer cleats.
Australia’s Heather Garriock holds her ground in her women’s adidas soccer shoes.
Japan’s Jon Myong Gum goes in aggressively wearing one of the latest women’s adidas soccer shoes.
Japan’s Miyamaa Aya also hit the field in some women’s adidas soccer shoes.
Most of the women on both squads were outfitted with women’s adidas soccer shoes.