Japan hit World Cup qualifying file in 14-0 rout of Mongolia
The win gave Japan an ideal file of 5 wins from 5 — with 26 objectives scored and none conceded — though they’ve but to formally clinch their place within the subsequent spherical.
Japan thrashed Mongolia 14-0 on Tuesday to file their biggest-ever win in World Cup qualifying.
Japan, who want to qualify for his or her seventh World Cup in a row, had not performed a qualifier since November 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However the Blue Samurai confirmed no indicators of rustiness as Southampton ahead Takumi Minamino gave them the lead within the thirteenth minute, earlier than 4 extra objectives earlier than half-time put them in full management.
9 extra after the break gave Japan an ideal file of 5 wins from 5 — with 26 objectives scored and none conceded — though they’ve but to formally clinch their place within the subsequent spherical.
The sport was performed behind closed doorways in Japan regardless of Mongolia being the house crew, attributable to virus restrictions.
Minamino began the rout when he rifled a shot previous the Mongolian goalkeeper, earlier than Yuya Osako and Daichi Kamada put Japan three up after lower than half-hour.
One other from Hidemasa Morita and an personal objective from Mongolia’s Khash-Erdene Tuya put Japan on simple avenue at half-time, and Osako made it six 10 minutes after the restart.
Substitute Sho Inagaki then scored on his debut, earlier than two from Junya Ito and one from Kyogo Furuhashi despatched Japan into double figures.
Furuhashi notched an eleventh to set a brand new file for Japan in World Cup qualifying, earlier than Takuma Asano, Osako and Inagaki added three extra earlier than the whistle.
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