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Myanmar suffer 0-10 defeat to Japan in World Cup Qualifiers

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Myanmar men’s national football team faced a 0-10 loss to the Japan team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, played yesterday at Fuku-Ari Stadium in Chiba, Japan.
Myanmar head coach Antoine Hey picked youth stars mixed with veteran players for the lineup list. The eleven players included in the list are goalkeeper San Satt Naing, Zaw Ye Tun, Ye Min Thu, David Htan, Maung Maung Win, Lwin Moe Aung, Soe Moe Kyaw, Yan Naing Oo, Captain Mg Mg Lwin, Win Naing Tun and Htet Phyo Wai.
Myanmar launched with slow action, but Japan made turbo-play even in the kickoff.
With significant differences between the two teams in FIFA rank, Japan used every opportunity to grab the sweet victory.
With Daichi Kamada’s assist, Takumi Minamino scored an icebreaker for Japan at the 7-minute mark.
Next, Yuya Osako scored second for team Japan with the assist of Yuto Nagatomo at 22 minutes.
The third goal came in with a penalty, shot by Yuya Osako at 30 minutes.
Six minutes later, Yuya Osako again scored the fourth with the of his teammate Yuto Nagatomo. Japan led team Myanmar 4-0 after the first half.
The second half saw the brighter skills of the Japanese players.
Yuya Osako scored the fifth goal for Japan over an assist of Takumi Minamino at 50 minutes.
Next, Hidemasa Morita scored the sixth at 57 minutes by an assist of Sei Muroya.
At 66 minutes, Takumi Minamino scored the seventh goal with the assist of Yuya Osako.
Daichi Kamada made the eighth with the assist of Sei Muroya at the 84-minute mark.
At 88 minutes, Yuya Osako scored the ninth goal with a beautiful assist from Takumi Minamino.
Next, Ko Itakura scored the final or tenth goal over an assist of Takumi Minamino at a 90-minute play. The Myanmar team’s defeat to Japan (0-10) was the record for the biggest loss in the team’s history. The previous big loss was a 0-9 away defeat to Kuwait in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers on 3 September 2015.
Japan, who are top of Group F, has won all six matches. With 18 points, team Japan has advanced to the third round of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers and also won the 2023 Asian Cup qualification. On the contrary, the Myanmar team has garnered 6 points with two wins and four losses, and the team is standing in fourth place. — GNLM

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