Japanese media highlight Vietnam-Japan match

Japanese newspapers on November 12 commented on Japan’s 1-0 victory against Vietnam in the final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

The only goal was scored by midfielder Ito Junya in the first half.

The NHK public broadcaster said the team faced difficult challenges while Tokyo-Sports news site analysed problems of the Japanese team. It pointed out the lack of deciding power and the two midfielders of Asano and Furuhashi came to the field from the middle of the second half, but they could not get any additional points.

Yahoo!Japan commented that the team in blue has problems in scoring as Ito might be the one who gave the most troubles to Vietnam.

Asahi Shimbun also said that Japan encountered difficulties in teamwork as many key players had only one day to prepare for the game.

As it is the fifth consecutive defeat of Vietnam, they have yet to collect any points and stand at the bottom of Group B.

Vietnam are to host group leaders Saudi Arabia while Japan will fly to Muscat to play Oman. Both games will take place on November 16.

This is the first time that Vietnam has played in the final qualifying round. They are in the same group with Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, China and Oman.

Related

National squad granted bonus for performances in World Cup qualifiers
National squad granted bonus for performances in World Cup qualifiers

VOV.VN - The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has rewarded the national men’s football team with a VND500 million bonus following their strong performances in the third qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

National squad granted bonus for performances in World Cup qualifiers

National squad granted bonus for performances in World Cup qualifiers

VOV.VN - The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has rewarded the national men’s football team with a VND500 million bonus following their strong performances in the third qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Vietnam lose 0-1 to Japan in FIFA World Cup qualifier
Vietnam lose 0-1 to Japan in FIFA World Cup qualifier

VOV.VN - Junya Ito’s only goal earned Japan three points in their World Cup qualifying clash with hosts Vietnam at Hanoi's My Dinh National Stadium on November 11 and sent the host team to the bottom of Group B after five losing matches.

Vietnam lose 0-1 to Japan in FIFA World Cup qualifier

Vietnam lose 0-1 to Japan in FIFA World Cup qualifier

VOV.VN - Junya Ito’s only goal earned Japan three points in their World Cup qualifying clash with hosts Vietnam at Hanoi's My Dinh National Stadium on November 11 and sent the host team to the bottom of Group B after five losing matches.