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Published on Feb. 6, 2013 6:31 a.m. CST . 0 comment
Watch Highlights: Japan 3-0 Latvia
TOKOYO (Sporting Alert) — Shinji Okazaki scored a brace and Japan beat Latvia 3-0 in a friendly football international game at Tokyo National Stadium on Wednesday.
Okazaki opened the scoring for Japan in the 41st minute when he smartly guided home a low cross played inside the penalty area. His slide home attempt went in off the post.
Keisuke Honda doubled the score on the hour mark when he fired over the head of Andris Vanins before Okazaki added a second and his team’s third to complete the easy 3-0 victory.
Japan v Latvia Teams
Japan: Kawashima, Konno, Nagatomo, Uchida, Yoshida, Hasebe, Hosogai, Honda, Kagawa, Kiyotake, Okazaki. Subs: Hayashi, Gonda, Inoha, Mizumoto, Gotuko Sakai, Hiroki Sakai, Endo, Takahashi, Inui, Maeda, Otsu
Latvia: Vanins, Gorkss, Ivanovs, Bulvitis, Rugins, Visnjakovs, Laizans, Cauna, Fertovs, Gauracs, Kamess. Subs: Dorosevs, Malins, Klava, Maksimenko, Kurakins, Smirnovs, Sinelnikovs, Zigajevs, Zjuzins, Verpakovskis
Referee: Jong-Hyeok Kim (South Korea)
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