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Honda creates history for Japan

Japan recorded their first FIFA World Cup win on foreign soil after Keisuke Honda's first-half goal downed Cameroon at the Free State Stadium.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+ETO'O (Cameroon) is penalised after committing a foul.
90'+KAWASHIMA (Japan) blocks the shot.
90'+WEBO (Cameroon) sees his effort hit the target.
90'+ETO'O (Cameroon) sees one of his shots blocked.
90'+OKAZAKI (Japan) commits a foul.
90'+ ABE (Japan) is cautioned.
90'+TULIO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
88' INAMOTO (in) comes off the bench to replace HASEBE (out) (Japan)
87'SOULEYMANOU (Cameroon) blocks the shot.
87'HONDA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
86'IDRISSOU (Cameroon) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on NAKAZAWA (Japan).
86'KAWASHIMA (Japan) blocks the shot.
86'EMANA (Cameroon) sees his effort hit the target.
86'MBIA (Cameroon) rattles the crossbar.

Man of the Match

Midfielder
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Line-ups

Japan
JapanJPN
Cameroon
CameroonCMR
(GK)
(GK)
2
(C)
7
11
75'
69'
75'
16
82'
15
17
(C) 88'
18
18
19
21
63'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
4
69'
11
75'
12
82'
10
63'
12
15
75'
88'
CoachCoach
Takeshi OKADA (JPN)Paul LE GUEN (FRA)

Match Facts

Free State Stadium

  • Stadium nameFree State Stadium
  • CityMangaung/Bloemfontein

Officials

  • Referee: Olegário BENQUERENÇA
    Portugal
    PortugalPOR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Jose Manuel SILVA CARDINAL (POR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Bertino MIRANDA (POR)
  • Fourth official: Oscar Julian RUIZ ACOSTA (COL)