Summary and highlights of Japan 2-0 United States in Friendly Match
Photo:  Marca


10:28 AM14 days ago

Thank you all.

Thank you all for joining us in this intense duel with an exciting ending, it has been a pleasure to be with all of you.
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10:14 AM14 days ago


Kaoru Mitoma finishes a good individual move by scoring Japan's second to seal the match.
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Now it is Daichi Kamada who also tries it from the edge of the area, but he can't find the goalkeeper either;
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Brenden Aaronson's shot from the edge of the box goes just wide of the post.
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Japan came close to increasing their lead, but Ritsu Doan's shot went over the crossbar.
10:03 AM14 days ago

66' United States substitution

Aaron Long replaced by Mark McKenzie
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Yellow card to Luca Torre 
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Junya Ito's tight shot, but the American goalkeeper caught it without problems;
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The second 45 minutes start with three changes for the United States and one for Japan;
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The first 45 minutes end with a slight advantage for Japan;
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The referee added two minutes of extra time to the first half.
9:33 AM14 days ago


Gonda has received medical assistance but it appears he may be able to continue playing.
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Kamada gives Japan the lead, although the goal was disallowed after a VAR review, but it has been added to the scoreboard;
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Wall between Ito and Kamada, but Turner comes out well and gets the ball;
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Kamada's shot, but with good reflexes catches Mat Turner 
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Japan's first chance of the match with Junya Ito's powerful shot, but the ball is centered in the hands of the U.S. goalkeeper.
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The ball is already rolling in Germany and the first possession will be for Japan;
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All set

The players are now ready to take the field and in a few minutes the national anthems will be played before the start of the match;
8:58 AM14 days ago

World Cup groups for Japan and the United States

Japan will be in Group E with Costa Rica, Germany and Spain, while the United States will be in Group B with England, Iran and Wales;
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XI Japan

This is the starting lineup for Japan's match against the United States.
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XI Estados Unidos

Dest and Reinier as the leaders of the U.S. team's eleven;
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U.S. call for entries

This is the roster for the match against Japan in Germany
Photo: US MNT
Photo: US MNT
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Japan call

 1   KAWASHIMA Eiji (RC Strasbourg/France)
12  GONDA Shuichi (Shimizu S-Pulse)
23  SCHMIDT Daniel (Sint-Truidense VV/Belgium)
30  TANI Kosei (Shonan Bellmare)

 5   NAGATOMO Yuto (FC Tokyo)
22  YOSHIDA Maya (FC Schalke 04/Germany)
19  SAKAI Hiroki (Urawa Red Diamonds)
 3   TANIGUCHI Shogo (Kawasaki Frontale)
 2   YAMANE Miki (Kawasaki Frontale)
20  NAKAYAMA Yuta (Huddersfield Town AFC/England)
16  TOMIYASU Takehiro (Arsenal/England)
28  ITO Hiroki (VfB Stuttgart/Germany)
 4   SEKO Ayumu (Grasshopper Club Zurich/Switzerland)

 8   HARAGUCHI Genki (1.FC Union Berlin/Germany)
 7   SHIBASAKI Gaku (CD Leganes/Spain)
 6   ENDO Wataru (VfB Stuttgart/Germany)
14  ITO Junya (Stade de Reims/France)
10  MINAMINO Takumi (AS Monaco/France)
 9   FURUHASHI Kyogo (Celtic FC/Scotland)
13  MORITA Hidemasa (Sporting CP/Portugal)
15  KAMADA Daichi (Eintracht Frankfurt/Germany)
27  SOMA Yuki (Nagoya Grampus)
18  MITOMA Kaoru (Brighton & Hove Albion FC/England)
25  MAEDA Daizen (Celtic FC/Scotland)
24  HATATE Reo (Celtic FC/Scotland)
21  DOAN Ritsu (SC Freiburg/Germany)
26  UEDA Ayase (Cercle Brugge KSV/Belgium)
17  TANAKA Ao (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany)
29  MACHINO Shuto (Shonan Bellmare)
11  KUBO Takefusa (Real Sociedad/Spain)

8:33 AM14 days ago

1 hour

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8:28 AM14 days ago

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8:23 AM14 days ago

What time is the Japan vs United States friendly match?

This is the starting time for the  match in several countries:

Argentina: 8:00 AM

Bolivia: 8:30 AM

Brazil: 9:30 AM

Chile: 8:30 AM

Colombia: 7:30 AM

Ecuador: 7:30 AM

USA (ET): 8:30 AM

Spain: 14:30 PM

Mexico: 7:30 AM

Paraguay: 8:30 AM

Peru: 8:30 AM

Uruguay: 8:30 AM

Venezuela: 8:30 AM

England: 13: 30 AM

Australia : 22:30 AM

India: 17:30 AM

8:18 AM14 days ago

Jugador a seguir en Japón

Waturo Endo,  midfielder of the Bundesliga's Stuttgart, is the reference of the midfield of the Japanese team, being a starter with his national team, he has scored a goal in the seven games of the season so far.
Photo:  Transfarmarket
Photo: Transfarmarket
8:13 AM14 days ago

Player to watch in the United States

Chelsea Premier League player, Christian Pulisic is a hábil player who finished last season with a total of 6 goals and 2 assists with the blues, having a lot of experience in Europe and will be important for these friendly matches.
8:08 AM14 days ago

How does the United States arrive?

The United States is coming from a 1-1 draw against Salvador in a game that both teams ended with one player less, before beating Grenada five goals to nil in the last match they played, a match in which they made their debut in this edition of the CONCACAF Nations League. Meanwhile, in the last two friendly matches they played, they drew against Uruguay and defeated Morocco 3-0.
8:03 AM14 days ago

How does Japan arrive?

The Eastern team qualified for the 2022 World Cup after defeating Paraguay 4-1 and Brazil 1-0, both in friendly matches. They also played in the Kirin Cup tournaments in which they beat Ghana in the semifinals, while they were defeated in the final by Túnez. Lastly, they played the EAFF E1 in which they beat Hong Kong and South Korea, while they drew against China, finishing in first place with 7 points and without conceding a goal.
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Two meetings throughout history with an even balance since each team has won one match. The last time these teams met was in 2006 in a match that the U.S. team won 3-2. The first meeting between these teams was in 1993 when Japan won 3-1.
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Venue: The match will be played at the Merkur Spiel Arena, a stadium located in D√ľsseldorf, which was inaugurated in 2004 and has a capacity of 54,600 spectators.

Photo: Cero a Cero
Photo: Cero a Cero
7:48 AM14 days ago

Preview of the match

Japan and the United States will meet in a friendly match, their third meeting in history.
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