Suita: Takumi Minamino expressed his delight after the Liverpool forward matched Keisuke Honda’s record of scoring in seven straight Asian Qualifiers matches for the FIFA World Cup in Japan’s 4-1 win over Tajikistan.
In the race for places at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, the Samurai Blue had been perfect going into Monday’s match at Panasonic Stadium Suita, with six wins from six in Group F.
But after going ahead early through Minamino’s former high school classmate Kyogo Furuhashi just six minutes in, Tajikistan quickly drew level through Ehson Panshanbe, ending a run of six straight cleansheets. .....
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