Japan is in good form, having defeated Canada 4-1 in the recent friendly match. Japan will kick off its 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign next month, hosting either Myanmar or Macau at Panasonic Stadium Suita.
Meanwhile, Tunisia performed well in the AFCON qualifiers and are preparing to make their 16th consecutive appearance in the finals next year. They were beaten 4-0 by South Korea in a friendly at the Seoul World Cup Stadium last Friday, conceding all four goals in the second half.
Entering the match, the home team’s players returning from Europe quickly showed their superiority. Wataru Endo took an early shot that was blocked by the Tunisian defense. Takefusa Kubo took the direct free kick, but the Real Sociedad player’s shot was blocked by Mouez Hassen.
At the end of the first half, Kyogo Furuhashi scored the opening goal for Japan with a sharp shot. Overall, the Asian representative dominated the match, not allowing the away team a chance to bring the ball close to the goal. In the 69th minute, Junya Ito set the score 2-0 for the match.
With this victory, Japan has extended its winning streak to 6 matches, preparing for the upcoming important official matches.
Thanh Vu | 18:38 October 17, 2023