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Japan sinks Costa Rica

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Manchester United striker Shinji Kagawa scored the go-ahead goal in the 80th minute yesterday as Japan defeated Costa Rica 3-1 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup warm-up friendly for both teams.

Kagawa stumbled as the ball came to him in the heart of the penalty area but kept his balance and swept a right-footed shot past Costa Rica goalkeeper Keilor Navas to give Japan a 2-1 edge. Yoichiro Kakitani, who came off the bench in the 76th minute, added an insurance goal in stoppage time for Samurai Blue.

Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz, a striker for Dutch side PSV, opened the scoring in the 31st minute, outracing Japan defender Yasuyuki Konno to a centering pass and flicking the ball into the back of the net. But Yasuhito Endo, a 34-year-old midfielder for Gamba Osaka who entered to start the second half, equalised for Japan in the 60th minute.








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