Japan, under the leadership of shabbier Klinsmann, successfully defeated Germany’s ‘tank army’ with a score of 4-1.
Japanese soccer inflicted another humiliating defeat on ‘The Tank Corps’ in a return match against Germany, putting the unenviable task of South Korean soccer without a win in five matches since the launch of Klinsmann hoe.
Japan’s national soccer team, coached by Hajime Moriyasu, beat Germany 4-1 in a friendly at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Tuesday (Sept. 10).
Japan, who defeated Germany 2-1 in Group E at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last November, scored four goals in the 10-month “return match” to secure the victory.
Combined with their recent three-game winning streak in A matches, Japan have now won three, drawn one and lost one of their five matches this year.
This compares to South Korea, who have been battling it out with Japan for the title of ‘Asian powerhouse’, who are winless in five matches (three draws and two losses) since Jürgen Klinsmann took over as head coach.
Japan play their second September A match on Sept. 12 against Turkiye in Henk, Belgium, while Klinsmann’s men face Saudi Arabia in Newcastle, England, on Sept. 13.
The hosts of the European Football Championship (Euro 2024) have failed to shake off the image of a “rusty chariot” with three consecutive defeats, including a three-goal thrashing at the hands of Japan on Sunday, and one win, one draw and four defeats in six trials this year.
Of the 26 players Japan called up for the September A match, only four were playing in the Japanese J-League. Of the remaining 22, 21 are European, with the exception of defender Shogo Taniguchi, who plays for Al Rayyan in Qatar.
This compares to 11 Europeans in Klinsmann’s 25-man roster for the September A match, which was heavily outnumbered by Japan.
Japan took an early lead through Junya Ito (Reims) in the 11th minute, but Germany equalized through Leroy Sane in the 19th minute to even the score.
However, Japan took the lead in the 22nd minute when Ayase Ueda (Feyenoord) played a ball into the penalty area from the right flank and deflected it with his left foot from the front of the goal area for the game’s final goal.
With the score 2-1 at halftime, Japan struck on the counterattack in the 45th minute when Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad) found an onrushing Takuma Asano (Bochum) in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper, and Asano slotted the ball into an empty net.
Japan sank Germany with a second goal in stoppage time, 카지노사이트넷 a header finish by Ao Tanaka (Düsseldorf).