On Friday 8 November, the U-18 Japan National Team played their second match in Group J of the AFC U-19 Championship 2020 Qualification, where they defeated the U-18 Mongolia National Team 9-0 to record their second consecutive victory.
Following their 10-0 victory over the U-18 Guam National Team, the Japanese side has rotated their entire starting line-up in this match against Mongolia. The team created multiple chances through their quick ball movements in the early minutes, before scoring the first goal in the seventh minute. The opener came when NAKAMURA Takumi received a long ball from YAMASAKI Taichi, before sending a cross towards the centre, allowing OMORI Shingo to convert the delivery to capture the net. Omori added another goal in the 12th minute, when he connected with a cross from Nakamura to double the Japanese lead.
Despite taking full control of the match, Japan struggled to find their rhythm in the remainder of the first half, until HARUYAMA Misaki broke the silicon by scoring the team’s third goal just before halftime......
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