AFC Futsal Championship Uzbekistan 2016 Knockout Stage 5th place play off 1st Match vs Kyrgyzstan Futsal National Team
2016-2-18 (Thu.) - 16:00 (Local time) Playing Time: 40min. (20min.×2)
Universal Stadium (Uzbekistan/Tashkent)
Japan Futsal National Team 2-6 (0-2, 2-4) Kyrgyzstan Futsal National Team
Japan Futsal National Team, which was participating in the AFC Futsal Championship Uzbekistan 2016, had a first match playoff against Kyrgyzstan Futsal National Team on 18 February to qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. If they won, it would have been their 5th time to play in the World Cup. Japanese players kicked off the match with the cheering voices of Japanese supporters who have been in Uzbekistan from the group stage.
However, Japan conceded 2 goals in the 10th minute and in the 13th minute, and ended the 1st half without any Japanese goals.
During the half time, the team’s Coach Miguel RODRIGO encouraged the players: “It was the worst flow of the game in this 1st half. It’s up to you how you accept this fact for the next half; all you need to do is believe in what you have done. We never change our will to win and this is the last chance for us to qualify for the World Cup. If you can get a goal, it will be alright. Calm down and keep your level of play together! ”....