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Sydney women through to World Championship semi final

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Sydney FC took a big step towards a World Championship on Saturday afternoon as they defeated NTV Beleza 1-0 in the opening round of the International Women's Club Championship in Okayama, Japan.

Sydney FC came out with an attacking line up but took some time to get in to the match, with both sides struggling to control the match.

It was Sydney who got control first up with a chance in the 15th minute as Sam Kerr made an impressive long run and hit a powerful strike from the edge of the area that went just over the bar.

In the 31st minute it was the Japanese runners up that had the next chance as Beleza did well to keep the ball alive and forced a save out of Casey Dumont, keeping it scoreless at the break.

Sydney FC started the second half well when Jodie Taylor got on the end of a perfect Ellyse Perry cross only to be denied by an impressive save.

That started a period of dominance for Sydney FC and in the 61st minute they had their goal as Dumont's long goal kick was allowed to bounce which saw Emma Kete get on to the ball and chip the keeper for the only goal of the match.

From there the pressure was all on the Japanese side allowing Sydney to calmly play the match out as they held strong defensively.

As a result of the win Sydney FC will now play English champions Chelsea in the semi-final, just 90 minutes separating them from the World Championship final.

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