Half an hour into the game, Japan was helped by the French keeper Sarah Bouhaddi, who blundered during a free kick and Yuki Ogimi took full benefit.
Japanese second goal came also from a free kick. Mizuho Sakaguchi netted with a beautiful header and Bouhaddi could not be blamed this time.
Le Sommer reduced the gap and France made tough effort to level the score in the last fifteen minutes of the confrontation. Deep in injury time the equalizer almost came, but the Japanese defense managed successfully to protect their goalkeeper.