On Thursday 25 March, the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) faced the Korea Republic National Team in an international friendly match held at Nissan Stadium (Kanagawa), where the team earned a 3-0 victory, thanks to the goals scored by YAMANE Miki (Kawasaki Frontale), KAMADA Daichi (Eintracht Frankfurt), and ENDO Wataru (VfB Stuttgart).
Five players earned their first cap in this match, including Yamane who started the match, and OGAWA Ryoya (FC Tokyo), ESAKA Ataru (Kashiwa Reysol), KAWABE Hayao (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), and WAKIZAKA Yasuto (Kawasaki Frontale) who entered the match as second half substitutes.
Endo and MORITA Hidemasa (CD Santa Clara) anchored the midfield, allowing the Japanese side to apply aggressive pressure to take the initiative. With OSAKO Yuya (Werder Bremen) playing as the lone striker, Kamada, MINAMINO Takumi (Southampton FC) and ITO Junya (KRC Genk) showcased fluent pass works to create chances in the attacking third. .....
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