Japan booked a monstrous victory in World Cup qualification on Tuesday. Mongolia was defeated with no less than 0-14.
Due to the corona measures in force in Mongolia, the game was played in the Japanese city of Chiba. Halfway through, it was only 0-5, but after the break Japan scored nine more times. The last three hits were in injury time.
It is not the biggest victory in the history of the country. In 1967 Japan defeated the Philippines 15-0.
Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako was good for three goals and Junya Ito (Racing Genk) and substitute Kyogo Furuhashi (Vissel Kobe) and Sho Inagaki (Nagoya Grampus) each scored two goals. Eredivisie players Ko Itakura (FC Groningen), Yukinari Sugawara (AZ) and Yuta Nakayama (PEC Zwolle) have not been called up this international match period.
- Possession: 20% – 20%
- Tryouts: 2-34
- Shots between the posts: 0-30
- Number of passes: 95-655
Japan in good shape in World Cup qualification
The victory over Mongolia is the fifth for Japan in as many qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar. The country is therefore well in the lead in group F, in which Mongolia is at the bottom with three points. The group winners and the best numbers two qualify for the third and final qualifying round, in which the World Cup tickets are distributed.
Japan, which is 27th in the FIFA rankings, managed to qualify for the last six World Cups. Mongolia, the number 190 in the world, has never been present at a global final tournament.
Japan is celebrating one of fourteen hits against Mongolia.
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