Yoshida's Japan victorious in Asian Qualifiers

By SFC Media time Tue 10 Sep International
Photo by Getty Images | Maya Yoshida

First-half goals from Shoya Nakajima and Takumi Minamino proved decisive for Maya Yoshida’s Japan in their opening Asian Qualifying Group F victory over Myanmar at Thuwunna Stadium.

The four-time Asian champions, who face fixtures against Mongolia and Tajikistan next month, haven't missed a major tournament finals for over 25 years, and currently sit second in their group, behind Tajikistan who have played a game more.

Southampton defender Yoshida completed his 98th appearance in the 2-0 Myanmar success, and if selected for November’s international commitments, could well be celebrating his century in Samurai Blue.

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