The Japanese team inflicted a spectacular correction on modest Mongolia on Tuesday in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Takumi Minamino’s partners won 14-0, with a hat-trick from Yuya Osako, striker of the Werder Bremen. What to consolidate the first place of their group.
One goal every six minutes. Almost anything. The match between Japan and Mongolia gave birth to a real demonstration on Tuesday in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. On the lawn of the Fukuda Denshi Arena in Chiba, in the south of the country, the Japanese selection inflicted a severe 14-0 to his host. A monumental beating which confirms the abysmal difference in level between the best nations in the Asia zone and the less successful.
Faced with a team made up 100% of players from the Mongolian championship, the Japanese, organized in 4-2-3-1, believed they were in training. Takumi Minamino, the striker on loan from Liverpool to Southampton, got the ball rolling in the 13th minute. Before his partners, who led 5-0 at the break, go wild until the final whistle. With in particular three goals in added time.
Japan walks in its group
Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako took the opportunity to score a hat-trick. Junya Ito, the KRC Genk winger, slammed a brace, as did the two entrants: Sho Inagaki, the Nagoya Campus midfielder, and Kyogo Furuhashi, the Vissel Kobe winger, club partner of Andrés Iniesta . Daichi Kamada, Frankfurt midfielder Hidemasa Morita, CD Santa Clara midfielder and Partizan Belgrade winger Takuma Asano also scored. Khash-Erdene Tuya weighed down the note with a csc.
A festival that allows Japan, 27th in the Fifa ranking, to consolidate its first place in group F of these qualifications for the next World Cup, scheduled in Qatar. Big favorites of the group, the players of Hajime Moriyasu won their first five games. They are 5 points ahead of Tajikistan and 8 points over Kyrgyzstan. Last Thursday, they had already crushed South Korea in a friendly match (3-0).