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‘CHAMPIONSHIPS CANDIDATE’ JAPAN WINS 4-2 OVER VIETNAM MINAMINO 2 GOALS, 1 ASSIST

Japan defeated Vietnam and won the first match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup. Japan won 4-2 over Vietnam in the first match of Group D of the tournament held at the Assumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 14th, led by a perfect performance from Takumi Minamino, who scored 2 goals and 1 assist. With this, Japan reported its 10th consecutive win in international matches and started its challenge for the championship in good spirits.

After losing 1-2 to Colombia in a friendly match against Colombia in Yokohama, Japan in March last year, Japan sounded victorious in every international match. If you add the win against Jordan (6-1) in the friendly match played in Doha on the 9th, it is 11 consecutive wins, but the match against Jordan was not an official A match.Japan, the country that has won the Asian Cup the most four times, is attempting to win the title for the first time in 13 years since the 2011 Qatar Games.

Japan ranked first in Group D and Korea advanced to the round of 16 in Group E, and if both teams survived until the end, they would face off in the finals for the championship trophy. While ‘master’ coach Hajime Moriyasu is leading Japan, coach Philippe Trussier, who led Japan from 1998 to 2002, stepped up as Vietnam’s head coach.Coach Trussier is the successor to Coach Park Hang-seo and has been leading Vietnam since February of last year.Korean referee Kim Jong-hyuk served as referee.Japan took the lead 11 minutes into the first half with Minamino’s first goal.

Minamino finished the ball with a right-footed shot from a corner kick situation.It seemed like Japan was going to win comfortably, but Vietnam scored two goals in a row through set pieces, causing the tide of the game to fluctuate.Vietnam equalized in the 16th minute of the first half when Nguyen Dinh Park headed a corner kick from the left at the near post. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Bui Hoang Viet An’s header from a free kick was headed away by the goalkeeper, and Pham Tuan Hai, who was rushing towards the goal, shot again to score the comeback goal.

Japan, as expected to win, quickly changed its mood.In the 45th minute of the first half, Minamino, who received Wataru Endo’s forward pass, fired a shot into the bottom right corner of the goal to tie the score at 2-2.In the 49th minute of the first half, Keito Nakamura, who received a pass from Minamino, fired a right-footed curling shot with three defenders in front to make it 3-2.

Japan, who had been attacking the Vietnamese camp throughout the second half, only scored a key goal in the 40th minute.Ayase Ueda, who received a pass from Takefusa Kubo, scored Japan’s fourth goal with a right-footed shot from in front of the goal area.Kubo, who joined the Japanese national team after suffering a left thigh injury from his team Real Sociedad (Spain), was replaced by Minamino in the 39th minute of the second half of the day and 온라인카지노 scored an attack point in just one minute.

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