Japan v Syria, 29 March 2016

Score5-0 to Japan
RefereeAlireza Faghani
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Asia group E
VenueSaitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
Attendance57,475
Kick Off: 19:34 Local (11:34 BST). Also AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualification (2nd round, Group E)

5  Japan

Manager: Vahid Halilhodžić

0  Syria

Manager: Fajr Ibrahim

Goals:

Hamdi Al Masri own goal 17 OG
Shinji Kagawa 66 G
Keisuke Honda 86 G
Genki Haraguchi 90 G
Shinji Kagawa 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa
Defender Masato Morishige
Defender Yūto Nagatomo
Defender Maya Yoshida
Defender/Midfielder Gotoku Sakai
Midfielder Makoto Hasebe
Midfielder Keisuke Honda
Midfielder Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder Takashi Usami
Midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi
Forward Shinji Okazaki (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ibrahim Alma
Defender Mouaiad Al Ajaan
Defender Hamdi Al Masri
Defender Amr Al Midani
Defender Ahmad Kalasi
Defender Nadim Sabag (captain)
Midfielder Mahmoud Al Mawas
Midfielder Khaled Al Mbayed
Midfielder Zaher Al Medani
Midfielder Osama Omari
Forward Omar Khribin

Substitutions:

Genki Haraguchi for Hotaru Yamaguchi 58
Mu Kanazaki for Shinji Okazaki 77
Hiroshi Kiyotake for Takashi Usami 85

Substitutions:

Saad Al Ahmad for Ahmad Kalasi 46
Abdelrazaq Al Hussain for Osama Omari 60
Ahmad Al Ashkar for Khaled Al Mbayed 77

Cards:

Yūto Nagatomo 65 Y

Cards:

Khaled Al Mbayed 55 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima
Defender Hiroki Fujiharu
Defender Tomoaki Makino
Defender Hiroki Sakai
Defender Gen Shoji
Midfielder Genki Haraguchi
Midfielder Mu Kanazaki
Midfielder Yosuke Kashiwagi
Forward Mike Havenaar
Forward Manabu Saito

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Moussab Balhous
Goalkeeper Ahmad Madania
Defender Saad Al Ahmad
Midfielder Ahmad Al Ashkar

Comments:

Japan recorded an 8th consecutive win against Syria and were unbeaten in all 10 matches played against Syria (P10 W9 D1)