The results of the Japanese national team vs Brazil national team in the trial match have been completed. The Samba team - the nickname of the Brazilian national team - also managed to win with a narrow score of 1-0.
Playing at the National Stadium in Japan, Monday (6/6/2022) night WIB, the Brazilian national team won the victory thanks to the beautiful action of Neymar Jr. He broke into Japan’s goal in the 77th minute.
The course of the match
As soon as the first half began, Team Samba launched a massive attack. Unfortunately, the slick cooperation between Neymar Jr and Vinicius Junior could not be converted into goals by Lucas Paqueta.
In the 11th minute, a one-two from Raphinha and Paqueta almost freed up space for Neymar. Unfortunately, his shot can still be ignored by the Japanese goalkeeper. In fact, Fred, who fired a shot from distance, still hit the crossbar.
The Blue Samurai team was not without a fight. Kyogo Furuhashi and colleagues occasionally get their chance. It started with Ito providing a pass and was greeted by Endo’s head, but they could not take advantage of the opportunity well in the 23rd minute.
Again, Japan spread a serious threat to Brazil in the 32nd minute. Starting from Ito’s cross from the right, then it landed on Furuhashi’s head and immediately headed the ball and passed Alisson. Unfortunately, the ball hit the crossbar.
After that, Brazil responded and continued to attack the Japanese defense. Brazil attack through Alves and Vinicius. He teed up Neymar to shoot, but his first shot was blocked by Endo. The position was still glasses for both teams until the first half ended.
Entering the second half, the Samba Team through Neymar Jr and Vinicius immediately stepped on the gas to terrorize the Blue Samurai Team defense. Tite’s troops continued to apply pressure after pressure to open up Brazil’s advantage.
Exactly in the 57th minute, Neymar’s diagonal ball which was directed into the Japanese penalty box was immediately headed by Alves at the back post to lead to Raphinha. However, Raphinha couldn’t find the target with his right foot shot just wide. The score was still 0-0 for both teams.
His efforts never yielded a goal, Brazil immediately replaced its star players to increase the pounding power. Vinicius left at the first substitution and was replaced by Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli. The competition is getting more and more tense.
As a result, in the 77th minute Brazil can break the deadlock. Neymar Jr (77 ‘) was finally able to break into Gonda’s goal through a penalty kick. The Samba team also led 1-0 over Japan. The match was still fierce.
Both teams made several substitutions. Japan also continues to try to equalize. Often the Blue Samurai Team troubled the Samba Team’s defense. Unfortunately, they were unable to equalize. The score was still 1-0 for Brazil’s advantage until the second half ended.
Japan National Team vs Brazil National Team Lineup:
Japan national team (4-3-3): Shuichi Gonda (GK); Ko Itakura, Yuta Nakayama, Maya Yoshida, Yuto Nagatomo; Takumi Minamino, Wataru Endo, Genki Haraguchi; Junya Ito, Kyogo Furuhashi, Ao Tanaka.
Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
Brazil national team (4-3-3): Alisson (GK); Dani Alves, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Guilherme Arana; Fred, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior.
Coach: Adenor Leonardo Bacchi “Tite”
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