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18/11/2009
7:2 (4:0, 2:1, 1:1)
  • Takeshi KAWAHARAZUKA (3'46")
  • Masahito TOMA (5'19")
  • Masakiyo MAEZONO (6'04" 12'27")
  • Shinji MAKINO (7'51")
  • Hirofumi ODA (21'03" PEN)
  • Teruki TABATA (26'56")
  • Tomas HERNANDEZ (21'35")
  • Walter TORRES (35'55")

Summary

Japan stroll through in style

Japan secured the top position in Group B and a semi-final date with the Group A runners-up after a victory over the already-eliminated El Salvador.

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Line-up

12
12
3
3
5
4
7
9
8
10

Substitute(s)

1
1
2
5
4
6
6
7
10
8
11
11
9
2

Coaches

Ruy RAMOS (JPN)
(SLV) Rudis GONZALEZ

Officials

Referee: ALSHAMMARI Abbas (KUW)Second referee: AL SALEHI Turki (OMA)Third referee: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)Timekeeper: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
AllMostWon
18/11/2009 at 19:32
AllMostWon (Canada)
Another disappointing campaign… the experience from the last World Cup was not acted on. La Selecta could do much better.
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Statistics

29Shots35
3Corner kicks1
1Overheads4
0Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
55%Possession (%)45%
  • Masakiyo Maezono (L) of Japan is challenged by Walter Torres of El Salvador
  • Hirofumi Oda of Japan celebrates scoring
  • Rikarudo Higa of Japan goes up for a header with Walter Torres of El Salvador
  • Tomoya Uehara of Japan is challenged by Walter Torres of El Salvador
  • Japan coach Ruy Ramos looks on
  • Tomoya Ginoza of Japan throws the ball out

"We're happy to have qualified. We aim was to reach the final, but our first objective was to reach the last eight of course. We’d like to play a strong team there so we can show what we’re made of. I think the improvement we’ve shown is down to the change in coach. All the players believe in him and we are a very motivated side." -Teruki Tabata, Japan player