Japan came from behind to defeat Ghana 3-1 in a friendly in Yokohama, with Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa scoring a superb individual goal.
Second-half goals from Keisuke Honda, Masato Kudo and Yasuhito Endo have inspired Japan to a 3-0 friendly win over Guatemala.
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored twice in the second-half to lift Mexico to a 2-1 win over Japan in their final FIFA Confederations Cup match, to ensure El Tri left Brazil with points on the board.
On the eve of Saturday’s opening match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 in Brasilia, Zico spoke to FIFA.com about a Brazil side that is still taking shape and Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan.
Jordan pulled off a surprise 2-1 win over Asian champions Japan to prevent the visitors becoming the first side to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, largely thanks to an Amer Sabbah penalty-save.
FIFA.com previews Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers in Asia as the final round reaches beyond the midway point, with a crucial matchday highlighted by Iran hosting Uzbekistan, and Japan travelling to Oman.