Watch Japan vs Myanmar FIFA World Cup LIVE Football Score
Japan and Myanmar will trade tackles at the Fukuda Denshi Arena on Friday, with three points on offer in the AFC section of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. This Group F fixture will pit first against fourth, with the hosts currently setting the pace, having garnered 15 points from five matches to date. Myanmar are three places and nine points below.
Japan ran riot in a 14-0 whitewash away to Mongolia in their matchday five fixture in the last international break. Yuga Osako and substitute Sho Inagaki both starred with hat-tricks in the rout. Myanmar picked up a 1-0 victory against the same opponents in November 2019. Bo Bo Hlaing scored the match-winning goal in the 17th minute.
A victory for Japan would secure their progress to the third round of the AFC 2022 World Cup qualifiers as group winners.
Japan will be looking to secure all three points and progress to the next phase of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers when they host Myanmar on Friday. The Samurai Blue have won eight of their last nine international matches, while the visitors have been victorious in each of their previous three games in all competitions.
The second half then saw a further nine goals, which included four inside just 11 minutes, with Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako completing his hat-trick and Kyogo Furuhashi, Sho Inagaki and Junya Ito all scoring braces.
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