Doha: Japan captain Maya Yoshida was left frustrated by his team’s performance despite helping the Samurai Blue pick up their first win in Group B of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar with a 1-0 victory over China PR in Doha on Tuesday.
Yuya Osako’s goal late in the first half was enough for Hajime Moriyasu’s side to return to winning ways after a surprise single-goal defeat at the hands of Oman in their opening game in Osaka last week.
The margin of Japan’s victory was slim despite outplaying Li Tie’s team for large portions of the game, and the inability to win by a larger margin left Yoshida focusing on his side’s shortcomings. .....
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