Recap

This was the second preparation game during Japan’s trainning camp for the Olympic Games. It was played in Mexico.

Shingo Aoi scored the first goal of the match assisted by Kojiro Hyuga and Ken Wakashimazu. Before the end of the first half Tsubasa scored another one for Japan, assisted by Taro Misaki. In order to change the flow of the game, the goalkeeper Ricardo Espadas started the second half as a forward.

However, this move turned out to be a disaster, since Japan scored six more goals in the second half (two more by Tsubasa, another two by Hyuga, and one a piece by Hikaru Matsuyama and Shun Nitta). The creative attacking midfielder Misaki finished the game with an astounding five assists.

 

Details

Date League Season
May 2014 International Friendly Pro (Rising Sun)

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Mexico (U23)000
Japan (U23)268

Mexico (U23)

1Espadas FW
7Zaragoza AM
10Ramirez AM
11Suarez AM

Japan (U23)

1Wakabayashi GK
4Ishizaki DF
5Jito 2 DF
7Soda DF
14Misugi 22 DF
12Matsuyama DM 77'
10Tsubasa AM 41', 48', 63'
11Misaki AM
20Aoi AM 30'
9Hyuga FW 52', 55'
17Wakashimazu 18 FW
18Nitta 17 FW 89'
2G. Igawa 5 DF
22Soga 14 DF