With seven teams already in the quarterfinals, the match between Japan and the Netherlands will determine who will complete the last eight in the FIFA Women's World Cup. Japan vs Netherlands: Live Stream, Watch FIFA Women's World Cup Online
The round-of-16 match will be on June 23, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET and will be played at BC Place.
In the group stages, the Dutch squad held their own in a tough Group A match. In their first game of the tournament, they pulled off a 1-0 win over New Zealand after Lieke Martens scored in the 33rd minute of the game.
They had less of the possession, but made enough of their chances to win the match.
In their second game, they fell to China after failing to score. They were also constantly on the defense as China held 59% of the possession.
They almost settled for a draw, but for a collapse in the defense during the first minute of stoppage time, which allowed Wang Lisi to score for China and give them the victory.
Desperately trying to turn things around in the final game of the group stages, the Dutch faced the tournament hosts Canada.
They found themselves behind early as Ashley Lawrence scored in the 10th minute of the contest.
However, it was their turn to score late as Kirsten van de Van scored in the 87th minute of the contest to tie things up and level the score at 1-1.
They finished third with four points in the group to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Meanwhile, Japan were expected to go far in the competition as they are the defending champions.
They certainly looked the part during the group stages as they swept all their games. They first beat Switzerland 1-0, before outlasting Cameroon 2-1.
In the final contest, they beat Ecuador 1-0 to finish on top of their group and automatically advance in the competition.
With the winner advancing to the quarters, expect both the teams to fight for the full 90 minutes.
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