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Match 8 Gwangyang - Gwangyang Soccer Only Field
Clear
19 August
3:1 (1:0)
  • Tomotaka OKAMOTO (42')
  • Hiroki KAWANO (80')
  • Yoichiro KAKITANI (84')
  • Joseph GUEMSLY JUNIOR (71')

Referee Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)

Summary

Substitutions seal Japan success

Substitutions seal Japan success

Tactical switches were the key for Japan in their Group D opener against Haiti as they took maximum points at the Soccer Only Field in Gwangyang on Sunday 19 August.Possibly overawed by the occasion, Haiti marked their first ever appearance in the elite competition by focusing on holding Japan at bay. This approach proved costly when Tomotaka Okamoto broke the deadlock after 42 minutes, ...

Highlights

Line-up

JPN
HAI
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Hiroshi JOFUKU (JPN)
(HAI) Jean Yves LABAZE
Officials
  • Referee: Rakesh VARMAN (FIJ)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Andrew ACHARI (FIJ)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Matthew TARO (SOL)
  • Fourth official: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)

Photos

  • Japan - Haiti
  • JPN - HAI
  • Japan - Haiti
  • Japan - Haiti
  • Japan Haiti
  • Japan - Haiti
  • Japan - Haiti
  • JPN-HAI
  • JPN - HAI

Quotes

Hiroki Kawano (JPN), Japan player
"I'm very happy to have scored the goal, but I have to admit I was lucky the ball came back to my feet. I was very motivated because you can never be satisfied with a place on the bench. Before I stepped on to the pitch, the coach asked me to pressure the defenders, stop them from passing the ball out and, if possible, to try and score. That's what I did!"

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    STATISTICS
    JapanStatisticsHaiti
    9Shots15
    4Corner kicks2
    0Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    49%Possession (%)51%