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Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni says the individual brilliance of some of his players helped his side to secure the comeback victory against Ghana in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa sparked the second-half fightback as the Blue Samurai came from a goal behind to beat Ghana 3-1 in the game in played at the Yokohama International Stadium.
Frank Acheampong sent the West Africans into halftime with a shock lead at Nissan Stadium after opening the scoring in the 24th minute, but Kagawa equalized five minutes after the break to turn the tide Japan’s way.
Yasuhito Endo put the Asian champions in front with a long-range shot in the 64th minute, before Keisuke Honda headed in another to earn Japan a second consecutive friendly win having beaten Guatemala 3-0 last Friday.
The Italian coach says the individual brilliance of some of his players help the steer his side to victory against Ghana.
“We were able to turn things around and c...
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Shinji Kagawa, Yasuhito Endo and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat an experimental Ghana side 3-1 in a friendly on Tuesday.
Asamoah Gyan and Michael Essien were among 10 top players dropped from the Ghana squad for the match at Yokohama International Stadium.
Kevin-Prince Boateng also didn't make the trip for Ghana, which beat Zambia 2-1 on Friday to secure...
Japan star Keisuke Honda is fighting to win the infamous award of the miss-of-the season after fluffing an open goal from six yards out during their friendly against Ghana on Tuesday.
The Russia-based midfielder got himself into contention for the unwanted award after skying an effort over the bar from six yards out during the game in Yokohama.
The chance came in the 28th minute...
Quick adjustments: Japan’s Keisuke Honda tries to move the ball past Ghana’s Christian Atsu (7) and Harrison Afful during the first half of Tuesday’s match. Honda scored Japan’s third goal in the 72nd minute.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says Japan is one of the countries to look out for going into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after dominating the Black Stars in a friendly on...
Honda Keisuke’s bicycle kick was saved by goalkeeper Razak Braimah
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was delighted with the performance of his players despite their 3-1 friendly defeat to Japan on Tuesday.
The Black Stars allowed the Blues Samurai to come from behind to win the match in Yokohama 3-1 after Frank Acheampong gave the visitors the lead.
The West Africans played without several...
Japan’s Keisuke Honda tries to move the ball past Ghana’s Christian Atsu (7) and Harrison Afful during the first half of Tuesday’s match. Honda scored Japan’s third goal in the 72nd minute
Watch the full first half of Ghana’s international friendly against Japan in which they lost 3-1 in Yokohama on Tuesday.
Frank Acheampong scored for the Black Stars.
Watch how an under-strength Ghana side side lost 3-1 to Japan in a friendly on Tuesday night in Yokohama.
Frank Acheampong opened the scoring for the Black Stars with a deflected shot on 24 minutes.
But the Samurai Blue responded in the second half with goals from Shinji Kagawa, Yashuito Endo and Keisuke Honda
Watch all the goals in Ghana’s...