YOKOHAMA – Japan has the uitzwaaiduel for the CHAMPIONSHIP and lost to Ghana.
By an early goal from Thomas Partey and took advantage of penalty kick of Emmanuel Now, in the second half it was 2-0 for the visitors. Coach Akira Nishino saw his squad with Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida (both former player of VVV-Venlo) in the base, losing in his debut. The Japanese ex-international was last month appointed as the successor of the dismissed Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic.
Although the 63-year-old coach, but one practice game for the world cup, he experimented against Ghana. So played the Japanese team with three defenders and two attacking midfielders. After the practice game has Nishino not a long time to think about the final selection. He has indicated that Thursday to make it known.
Japan is at the global finals to be classified in a group with Colombia, Poland and Senegal.