Nadeshiko Japan was left ruing missed chances after opening its Women's World Cup campaign Monday with a scoreless draw against Group D opponent Argentina.

Asako Takakura's side played most of the match at Parc des Princes inside Argentina's half, but it could not find the net with any of its eight attempts, three of which were on target.

The 37th-ranked South Americans stuck with a defensive game plan aimed at neutralizing world No. 7 Japan as they held on for their first Women's World Cup point in seven matches.