Goal and highlights: China 0-1 Japan in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
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Goal and highlights

12:59 PM9 days ago

The match ends!

After being far superior, Japan beat China by the narrowest of margins on the second matchday of the AFC qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Both teams will continue their participation in the qualifiers on the next FIFA Date, which will take place in October.

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(Photo: Getty)
12:53 PM9 days ago


Six minutes of reinstatement are added.
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Japan also continues to shuffle its lineup: Sho Sasaki comes in for Yuto Nagatomo.
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China makes its latest change: Chi Zhongguo replaces Wu Xi.
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Wang Gang, from China, also receives the preventive card.
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Japan makes another change: Daichi Kamada comes on for Junya Ito.
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China's Luo Guofu joins the list of those cautioned for the match.
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China improved and started the second half better; however, Japan gradually regained possession of the ball. 
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China's Wu Xi is the second player to receive a yellow card.
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China makes a triple move: Jin Jingdao, Li Ang and Yin Hongbo are out and Luo Guofu, Hao Junmin and A Lan are in.
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Junya Ito of Japan is the first cautioned player of the match.
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Japan moves its lineup for the first time in the game: Genki Haraguchi takes the place of Kyogo Furuhashi, who is unable to continue due to physical discomfort.
12:08 PM9 days ago

The second half begins!

The match between China and Japan resumes.
11:54 AM9 days ago

The first half ends!

After 45+1', with a goal by Yuya Osako, Japan is fairly defeating China, who has been quite outplayed.
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11:45 AM9 days ago


Junya Ito's pass from Yuya Osako sends Yuya Osako through inside the box to put Japan ahead.
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After little more than half an hour of play, China is not having a good time; they have not looked comfortable and have had no chances.
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Metal! After being assisted by Maya Yoshida, Takefusa Kubo shoots but the ball hits the post. Japan continue to create danger.
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At the moment, Japan is the team that has been in control of the match; they have already had a couple of shots that have gone very close to the home goal.
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China quickly made its first change of the match: Zhu Chenjie replaced Zhang Linpeng, who came off with an injury.
11:01 AM9 days ago

The match is underway!

China and Japan are already facing each other in the second matchday of the third round of the AFC qualifying for Qatar 2022.
10:51 AM9 days ago

Japan, looking to improve

After losing in the first match, Hajime Moriyasu, Japan's coach, mentioned that they should focus on correcting details going into today's match:

"There are many aspects we need to address in this match, but first we must redeem ourselves from this defeat. As we reflect on the match, we hope to create a positive atmosphere for our next match against China PR."

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10:43 AM9 days ago

History between China and Japan

Since 1996, the two teams have met six times, with one draw and five wins for Japan so far.

Their last meeting was in 2019, when the Nipponese won 1-2 as visitors.

10:29 AM9 days ago

Japan: substitutes

Eiji Kawashima, Naomichi Ueda, Sho Sasaki, Genki Haraguchi, Daichi Kamada, Ado Onaiwu, Ritsu Doan, Yuta Nakayama, Hidemasa Morita, Gen Shoji, Miki Yamane y Kosei Tani.
10:27 AM9 days ago

China: substitutes

XU Xin, Hao Hunmin, Zhang Xizhe, Alan Carvalho, Liu Dianzuo, Gao Zhunyi, Chi Zhongguo, Aloísio dos Santos, Zhu Chenjie and Wang Dalei.
10:18 AM9 days ago

Japan: confirmed lineup

Shichi Gonda; Yuto Nagatomo, Maya Yoshida, Sei Muroya, Takehiro Tomiyasu; Gaku Shibasaki, Wataru Endo, Takefusa Kubo, Kyongo Furuhashi, Junya Ito and Yuya Osako.
10:13 AM9 days ago

China: confirmed lineup

Yan Junling; Zhang Linperg, Li Ang, Jiang Guangtai, Wang Shenchao, Wu Lei, Wu Xi, Jin Jingdao, Wan Gang, Yin Hongbo y Ai Kesen.
10:08 AM9 days ago

Let's get started!

In a little less than an hour, the teams of China and Japan will face each other for their second match in these qualifiers; both teams are looking for their first points to avoid falling behind in Group B.
10:03 AM9 days ago

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9:58 AM9 days ago

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9:53 AM9 days ago

Japan: last lineup

Shuichi Gonda; Maya Yoshida, Naomichi Ueda, Yuto Nagatomo, Hiroki Sakai, Wataru Endo, Gaku Shibasaki, Genki Haraguchi, Daichi Kamada, Junya Ito and Yuya Osako.
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China final lineup

Yan Junling; Wang Shenchao, Zhang Linperg, Jiang Guangtai, Wu Lei, Ai Kesen, Zhang Xizhe, Jin Jingdao, Wu Xi, Wu Xinghan and Yu Dabao.
9:43 AM9 days ago

Japan, out to score points

For their part, Hajime Moriyasu's team did not get off to the start they had hoped for either, failing to take advantage of their home advantage and ending up surprisingly beaten 1-0 by Oman in Osaka.
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9:38 AM9 days ago

China, looking to get back on track

The team coached by Tie Li did not have a good debut, as they were defeated 3-0 by Australia in Doha, a result that left them at the bottom of their section on goal difference.
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9:33 AM9 days ago

China and Japan, looking for their first win

This Tuesday morning, in Doha, the Dragons and the Samurai will play their second match of the qualifiers, and will be looking for three wins out of three, after being defeated in the first match. Both teams are in Group B, along with Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Vietnam.
9:28 AM9 days ago

What is the qualification format?

The teams that advanced to this stage were divided into two groups, each with six members. After facing each of their five rivals in a two-legged decider, the first two places in each group will advance to the World Cup; meanwhile, the two third-placed teams will face each other (in a round-robin series) to determine the country that will play in the playoffs.
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What is the AFC third round?

It is the last phase of the Asian confederation's qualifiers for next year's World Cup; 12 teams are competing for one of the four direct tickets to the World Cup. In addition, it is worth mentioning that a fifth country will also have the possibility of attending, but it will depend on their results, as they will play a playoff series against a team from another continent.
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