Matches

06/10/2008
4:1 (0:1)
  • Nobuya OSODO (23'07")
  • Kotaro INABA (25'31" 33'13")
  • Yuki KANAYAMA (31'03")
  • Yampier RODRIGUEZ (15'50")

Summary

Japan undo plucky Cuba
Japan came from behind to defeat Cuba today at the Gimnasio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia to boost their chances of finishing second in Group A. More »

Line-up

1
1
4
7
8
8
11
9
13
10
(-7'49" ) (-21'48" ) (+9'25") (+27'15") (C) Isven ROMAN

Substitute(s)

12
12
14
13
2
2
3
3
5
5
6
6
7
11
10
14
9
4

Coaches

Sergio SAPO (BRA)
(CUB) Elddys VALDES

Officials

Referee: AL DAWI Tawfik (LBY)Second referee: KRNAC Jason (USA)Third referee: CUMBO Massimo (ITA)Timekeeper: TOROK Karoly (HUN)

Statistics

36Shots23
15Corner kicks6
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card1
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • Cuba's goalkeeper Wilfredo Carbo in action against Japan
  • Japan's players sing their national anthem
  • Japan's players celebrate a goal
  • Japan's Yuki Kanayama celebrates
  • Japan's Yuki Kanayama and Kotaro Inaba celebrate
  • Japan's Yuki Kanayama celebrates scoring
"The team’s improved. We’re confident now. We didn’t fall apart after Cuba scored, we continued to play intelligently and kept our rhythm," Rikarudo Higa, Japan player.