Japan’s surprising run at the Women’s World Cup gains momentum as they secure a clinical 3-1 victory over Norway, advancing to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Spain delivers an impressive performance, thrashing Switzerland 5-1, and enters the quarterfinals for the first time in their history. The 2011 champions, Japan, have been in excellent form, winning all four of their games and showcasing their attacking prowess. Hinata Miyazawa emerges as a breakout star, leading the tournament’s top scorers. As the competition progresses, Japan’s coach, Futoshi Ikeda, expresses confidence in their growing resilience. The United States will face Sweden in a crucial match, while the Netherlands must be cautious against South Africa, who have already caused major upsets in the tournament.