Dogged Argentina hold Japan to goalless draw in women's World Cup

Argentina vs Japan, 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup – Preview, Prediction, Match Details and Live Streaming

On a day of defence against attack, Canada found the goal they needed to beat Cameroon but Argentina frustrated Japan and collected a first-ever Women's World Cup point.

In Paris, Argentina restricted Japan, finalists in the last two World Cups, to three unsafe chances without creating a clear scoring opportunity of their own as the game ended in the first goalless draw of the competition and only the seventh in the competition's history. If you are in India and looking for free live streaming and online stream of Argentina vs Japan, then scroll down below for details. FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Schedule Free PDF Download in IST: Fixtures, Groups, Time Table in Indian Time with Venue Details of Football WC in France.

Japan took until the 50th minute to test goalkeeper Vanina Correa, who stopped forward Kumi Yokoyama's low shot from about 35 meters out.

Cameroon were the only African side to reach the knockout stages at the last World Cup and could have got back into the game in the 68th minute but Claudine Meffometou headed wide from six yards.

Japan had won all four of their previous meetings with the South Americans but were left frustrated by the stalemate in Paris ahead of their Group D match against Scotland on Friday (June 14).

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"Basically we couldn't play any other way against this team", said Carlos Borrello, the Argentina manager.

A dour first-half saw both sides make poor judgements and we had to wait until the 26th minute for a first real attempt on goal. For a team that were inactive for nearly 1,000 days from 2015 and who had never secured a point in the tournament before Monday, this draw was an historic one.

The point was not lost on numerous more than 25,000 fans who attended the match at Paris' Parc de Princes. Argentina vs Japan match will be telecast on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD TV channels. She did, however, show yellow cards to two Japanese players late in the first half for less robust interventions.

Japan played with more urgency in the second half, pushing Argentina back.

Buchanan charged into the box on a corner kick and her header bounced into the goal. It was Buchanan's fourth global goal. Later Monday Canada face Cameroon in Group E.

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