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International Friendlies wrap: Comfortable win for Japan

24 February 2012 18:13

Japan defeated Iceland 3-1 in an international friendly on Friday, while there were also wins for Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

A goal from Jubilo Iwata striker Ryoichi Maeda made it 1-0 to Japan inside the first two minutes of the match at Osaka's Nagai Stadium.

Nagoya Grampus midfielder Jungo Fujimoto doubled the lead with a goal eight minutes into the second half.

And Cologne centre-back Tomoaki Makino completed the scoring for the home side with 11 minutes remaining.

Esbjerg forward Arnor Smarason claimed a 90th-minute consolation goal from the penalty spot for Iceland.

In other friendlies on Friday, Singapore came from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Azerbaijan.

In a match played at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, it was Azerbaijan who took the lead, with Rauf Aliyev on target in the 15th minute.

Mahir Shukurov made it 2-0 with a goal two minutes past the hour mark.

Shahril Ishak got one back for Singapore 10 minutes later, and Fahrudin Mustafic snatched a draw when he netted the equaliser in the 93rd minute.

In other matches, Thailand defeated Maldives 3-0, while the UAE saw off Palestine by the same score-line.

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Japan

L W W W W

3 - 1

Competition
Friendlies
Date
24 February 2012
Kick-off
11:20
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Ōsaka (Osaka))
Attendance
42579

Goals

R. Maeda 2'
(assist by T. Makino) 
1 - 0
2 - 0
T. Makino 79'  
3 - 0
3 - 1
90'+3 A. Smárason (PG)

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Substitutes

Friday 27 February

Thursday 26 February

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23:24
23:05
22:54
22:32
22:17
22:08
21:26
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20:56
19:03
18:49
18:43
18:35
18:16
17:55
17:47
17:40
17:21
17:05
16:59
16:59
16:43
16:42
16:21
16:07
15:48
15:40
15:38
15:29
15:18
15:11
14:54
14:15
14:00
13:58
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12:59
12:27
11:49
11:37
10:29
10:12
10:07
09:29
05:56
04:48
04:31
04:22
03:01
02:29
01:16
01:13
00:10

Wednesday 25 February

23:53
23:43
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23:25
23:17
23:13
22:59
22:56
22:40
21:40
21:04
20:58
20:32
20:05
19:41
19:21
19:16
19:04
18:43
18:22
18:20
18:05
17:54
17:20
17:11
17:03
16:59
16:52
16:45
16:40
16:35
10:28
10:18
09:54
07:09
07:08
04:50
02:35
02:24
01:31
01:25
00:21

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