Japan vs Mexico by Sureseye
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After the 3-0 loss against Brazil in their opener, Japan pulled themselves against Italy: It was a dismal start for the Azzurri that saw Japan score twice in the opening 33 minutes, Daniele De Rossi pulled one back with a header in the 41st, Japan defender Atsuto Uchida scored an own-goal in the 50th and Mario Balotelli converted a penalty in the 52nd to put Italy ahead 3-2 following a hand ball by Japan captain Makoto Hasebe . Okazaki's header then made it 3-3. There were succession of whiskers and missed chances from the asian side hitting the post and crossbar on successions. In the 82nd, Giovinco scored the winner for Italy.
Mexico, though played against the strong Brazillian seemed not to impress in that match. It was a match largely dominated by the brazillians with their on-song player of the country-Neymar scoring a powerful volley early in the game and making a great assist that led to the 2-0 seal. Anyway, Mexico could only had a few encouraging half-chances after Hector Herrera and Pablo Barrera were substituted on, but they never tested the brazillian keeper.
This is an exhibition game where teams aren't devoid of giving their best, in their preparation for the World Cup. If Japan would continue under the same rythm like their last games, and couple with what we've seen of Mexico, this could go the Japanese way!
|Japan +0.25 AH||Pinnacle||1.64||5||1-2 LOST (-5 units)|
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