Japan’s unstoppable forward movement stands out. They scored four goals and brought their opponents to their knees.
Japan defeated Turkiye 4-2 in an A-match friendly at the Chegeca Arena in Henk, Belgium, at 9:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
It was Japan’s fourth straight victory. They had previously beaten El Salvador 6-0, Peru 4-1, and Germany 4-1. They continued their winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Turkiye. Japan have won four, drawn one and lost one of their six A-Match matches this year, and have been on fire offensively, scoring 18 goals in their last four matches alone.
Japan lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kyogo Furuhashi, Keito Nakamura, Takefusa Kubo, Ritsu Doan, Atsuki Ito, Ao Tanaka, Hiroki Ito, Koki Machida, Shogo Taniguchi, Seiya Maikuma, and Kosuke Nakamura.
Trincomalee deployed a 4-1-4-1 formation. Bertu Ilicak, Irfan Zan Kahvezi, Orkun Kökçu, Salih Uchan, Yusuf Sari, Salih Özjan, Onur Blut, Chalar Söyünçü, Ozan Kabak, Mert Müldür, and Uzjan Chakr.
Japan’s dominance paid off. In the 14th minute, Ito exchanged one-on-one passes with Doan before shooting from the front of the penalty arc. The powerful shot found the back of the net. 토토사이트
Another goal was on the way. In the 27th minute, Japan successfully pressed forward and Kubo shot from the penalty arc. The ball spilled out as the goalkeeper failed to clear it, and Nakamura rushed in and calmly slotted it home.
The gap widened to 3-0. In the 36th minute, Maikuma won the ball on the right side of the center line and sprinted away, only to find Nakamura inside the penalty box, whose near-post shot rattled the net.
Just before halftime, Turkiye got the equalizer. In the 44th minute, a free kick came in and Muldaur’s header bounced off the keeper. Kabak then headed the rebound into the back of the net, and the first half ended with Japan holding a 3-1 lead.