Scotland boss Shelley Kerr felt her facet ought to have been awarded a penalty within the 2-1 Girls’s World Cup loss to Japan in Rennes.

Because the Scots utilized strain late on, Erin Cuthbert appealed that Risa Shimizu had dealt with within the field however no spot-kick was given.

When requested in regards to the incident, Kerr stated in her post-match press convention: “It’s not a tough luck story however I’ve really watched it again 3 times, and it’s a penalty.

Scotland suffered defeat to Japan
Scotland suffered defeat to Japan (Richard Sellers/PA)

“There’s no different feedback to make on it, it’s a penalty.”

Scotland’s second defeat in Group D adopted an identical sample to their first – the 2-1 loss to to England 5 days earlier – with them going 2-Zero down within the first half earlier than enhancing after the break and pulling a aim again within the closing levels of the sport.

Japan, the 2011 winners and 2015 runners-up who had been held to a 0-Zero draw by Argentina of their opening sport, took the lead within the 23rd minute at Roazhon Park through a Mana Iwabuchi strike as an error by Scotland captain Rachel Corsie was punished.

The benefit was then prolonged within the 37th by a penalty gained and transformed by Yuika Sugasawa, who went down within the field when Corsie put her hand on her shoulder.

Scotland’s subsequent rally noticed Cuthbert hit a submit within the 78th minute, then have two penalty claims turned down earlier than substitute Lana Clelland’s fantastic strike made it 2-1 with two minutes of regular time remaining.

Scotland, who’re at a Girls’s Phrase Cup finals for the primary time, must beat Argentina of their last group sport on Wednesday to have an opportunity of progressing into the final 16.

Kerr stated: “We clearly conceded two unhealthy targets, errors. Take that out of the sport and it’s a lot nearer.

“Enormous credit score to Japan. I feel we noticed the actual Japan at present, their motion was unimaginable.

“We knew it could be, we tried to arrange in a option to cease them and in spells of the sport we didn’t do this, which typically may be comprehensible since you’re taking part in in opposition to world-class gamers.

“However I believed within the second half, for many of it we had been terrific, and we completed actually strongly.

“I’m immensely happy with the gamers, as a result of it’s their first World Cup and taking part in in opposition to England first after which Japan and also you narrowly lose to each.

“We have to construct on it, we have to relaxation once more and prepare for a giant sport in opposition to Argentina.”

Japan head coach Asako Takakura was happy with her side's display
Japan head coach Asako Takakura was pleased together with her facet’s show (Richard Sellers/PA)

Japan boss Asako Takakura stated in quotes reported on FIFA’s official web site: “It was a must-win sport and, though there have been powerful moments, we’re very pleased to get the win.

“We needed to be aggressive and rating targets, and that’s what we did. We didn’t present our true selves within the first sport at this event however this was much more just like the true Japan.

“I count on lots of my gamers and at present we managed to win in opposition to a beautiful Scottish staff. However on the identical time, we are able to nonetheless enhance sure features of our sport and we’ll maintain discussing how to try this.”

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