Japan records the second-largest victory in the country’s history after beating Fourteen past Mongolia
Japan records the second biggest win in their history as Takumi Minamino and Co beat FOURTEEN past Mongolia to set the perfect World Cup qualifying record
- Japan recorded its second-biggest ever victory when they beat Mongolia 14-0
- Liverpool star Takumi Minamino was on the scoresheet and took the opener
- Japan’s victory is their biggest since a 15-0 victory over the Philippines in 1967
- Hajime Moriyasu’s perfect record has expanded to five games this campaign
Japan recorded their second-biggest win in their history after Liverpool star Takumi Minamino opened the scoring in a 14-0 defeat to Mongolia to extend their perfect World Cup qualifying record.
Hajime Moriyasu’s side scored five goals in the first half and added nine more in the second to complete the stunning result against the sad Mongols, who are ranked 190th in the world.
Minamino, Yuya Osako, Daichi Kamada and Hidemasa Morita all scored in the first 45 minutes, along with an own goal from Mongolian defender Khash-Erdene Tuyaa.
Japan recorded their second-largest ever victory after beating past Mongolia fourteen times
Liverpool star Takumi Minamino, who is on loan at Southampton, opened the scoring for Japan
Hajime Moriyasu’s side scored five goals in the first half, before adding nine more in the second half
WHO SCORED THE GOALS?
Takumi Minamino, Yuya Osako (3), Daichi Kamada, Hidemasa Morita, Khash-Erdene Tuya (own goal), Sho Inagaki (2), Junya Ito (2), Kyogo Furuhashi (2), Takuma Asano
Osako ended with a hat-trick, while Sho Inagaki, Junya Ito and Kyogo Furuhashi each scored two goals. Takuma Asano also scored in Chiba.
According to SelectTuesday’s win marks Japan’s second-largest margin of profit in its football history, following a 15-0 victory over the Philippines in 1967.
The match was set to take place in Mongolia, but was changed to Japan due to quarantine issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Asian Football Confederation decided this month to play all remaining Group F games in Japan.
Japan leads Group F with a clear 15 points from five games played. A win over Myanmar in June will secure first place in the group and a spot in the third round of the Asian qualifier.
The eight group winners and four best teams in second place will advance to the third qualifying round, which is scheduled to start in September.
Mongolia cut off depressed figures after failing to stop their rivals’ onslaught
The minnows, ranked 190th in the world, played the game in Japan due to quarantine regulations
Tuesday’s win is Japan’s biggest since they defeated the Philippines 15-0 in 1967