FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Japan vs Syria, 2026 World Cup Qualifying - AFC, Second Round

· FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC
  • 13': Ayase Ueda
  • 19': Ritsu Doan
  • 21': Thaer Krouma (OG)
  • 73': Yuki Soma (P)
  • 85': Takumi Minamino
FT
5 - 0

About

Japan are hosting Syria at Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan, starting on . The match is a part of the FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC.

Match Commentary

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 3': Foul by Wataru Endo (Japan).
  • 3': Tobías Cervera (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6': Delay in match because of an injury Tobías Cervera (Syria).
  • 6': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 7': Attempt missed. Omar Al Somah (Syria) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ezequiel Ham.
  • 8': Attempt missed. Takefusa Kubo (Japan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Keito Nakamura.
  • 9': Ayase Ueda (Japan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 9': Foul by Thaer Krouma (Syria).
  • 13': Goal! Japan 1, Syria 0. Ayase Ueda (Japan) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Keito Nakamura with a cross.
  • 16': Attempt missed. Ao Tanaka (Japan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 17': Foul by Ko Itakura (Japan).
  • 17': Omar Al Somah (Syria) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 18': Attempt missed. Emiliano Amor (Syria) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mouaiad Al Ajaan following a set piece situation.
  • 19': Goal! Japan 2, Syria 0. Ritsu Doan (Japan) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Takefusa Kubo.
  • 21': Attempt saved. Ritsu Doan (Japan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wataru Endo with a through ball.
  • 21': Own Goal by Thaer Krouma, Syria. Japan 3, Syria 0.
  • 22': Foul by Ao Tanaka (Japan).
  • 22': Tobías Cervera (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 24': Attempt missed. Ayase Ueda (Japan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wataru Endo.
  • 28': Attempt saved. Ayase Ueda (Japan) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Takefusa Kubo.
  • 28': Corner, Japan. Conceded by Emiliano Amor.
  • 31': Foul by Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan).
  • 31': Omar Al Somah (Syria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32': Attempt blocked. Takumi Minamino (Japan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keito Nakamura.
  • 32': Corner, Japan. Conceded by Emiliano Amor.
  • 34': Foul by Ao Tanaka (Japan).
  • 34': Tobías Cervera (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35': Offside, Syria. Ibrahim Hesar is caught offside.
  • 37': Foul by Ayase Ueda (Japan).
  • 37': Thaer Krouma (Syria) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 40': Abdul Rahman Weiss (Syria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40': Foul by Keito Nakamura (Japan).
  • 41': Ezequiel Ham (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 41': Foul by Ao Tanaka (Japan).
  • 41': Foul by Mouaiad Al Ajaan (Syria).
  • 41': Takefusa Kubo (Japan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44': Offside, Japan. Ayase Ueda is caught offside.
  • 45': Foul by Mouaiad Al Ajaan (Syria).
  • 45': Ritsu Doan (Japan) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+2': Abdul Rahman Weiss (Syria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2': Foul by Ayase Ueda (Japan).
  • 45'+3': First Half ends, Japan 3, Syria 0.
  • 45': Second Half begins Japan 3, Syria 0.
  • 45': Substitution, Japan. Hiroki Ito replaces Keito Nakamura.
  • 48': Foul by Koki Machida (Japan).
  • 48': Tobías Cervera (Syria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50': Attempt saved. Ritsu Doan (Japan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Takehiro Tomiyasu.
  • 52': Foul by Mouaiad Al Ajaan (Syria).
  • 52': Ritsu Doan (Japan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53': Attempt missed. Hiroki Ito (Japan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ao Tanaka.
  • 56': Delay in match because of an injury Thaer Krouma (Syria).
  • 56': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 57': Attempt saved. Ritsu Doan (Japan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hiroki Ito with a headed pass.
  • 57': Foul by Ezequiel Ham (Syria).
  • 57': Ritsu Doan (Japan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58': Attempt blocked. Takefusa Kubo (Japan) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ao Tanaka.
  • 60': Foul by Elmar Abraham (Syria).
  • 60': Wataru Endo (Japan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 60': Attempt saved. Takumi Minamino (Japan) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Takefusa Kubo.
  • 62': Attempt missed. Takumi Minamino (Japan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Takefusa Kubo.
  • 62': Substitution, Syria. Ammar Ramadan replaces Elmar Abraham.
  • 62': Substitution, Japan. Yuki Soma replaces Takefusa Kubo.
  • 62': Substitution, Japan. Daichi Kamada replaces Wataru Endo.
  • 63': Attempt missed. Ezequiel Ham (Syria) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 67': Ammar Ramadan (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67': Foul by Daichi Kamada (Japan).
  • 68': Attempt saved. Ayase Ueda (Japan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 68': Corner, Japan. Conceded by Esteban Glellel.
  • 68': Attempt missed. Koki Machida (Japan) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ritsu Doan with a cross following a corner.
  • 69': Foul by Ko Itakura (Japan).
  • 69': Omar Al Somah (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71': Attempt saved. Yuki Soma (Japan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ritsu Doan with a through ball.
  • 71': Attempt saved. Ritsu Doan (Japan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ayase Ueda.
  • 72': Penalty Japan. Yuki Soma draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 72': Penalty conceded by Abdul Rahman Weiss (Syria) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 72': Abdul Rahman Weiss (Syria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 73': Substitution, Japan. Takumu Kawamura replaces Ao Tanaka.
  • 73': Goal! Japan 4, Syria 0. Yuki Soma (Japan) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 74': Foul by Takumu Kawamura (Japan).
  • 74': Tobías Cervera (Syria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75': Foul by Abdul Rahman Weiss (Syria).
  • 75': Yuki Soma (Japan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75': Foul by Emiliano Amor (Syria).
  • 75': Ritsu Doan (Japan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76': Attempt missed. Ko Itakura (Japan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yuki Soma following a set piece situation.
  • 76': Substitution, Japan. Kosei Tani replaces Keisuke Osako.
  • 77': Corner, Syria. Conceded by Hiroki Ito.
  • 78': Foul by Ezequiel Ham (Syria).
  • 78': Yuki Soma (Japan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78': Ezequiel Ham (Syria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 79': Abdul Rahman Weiss (Syria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79': Foul by Daichi Kamada (Japan).
  • 79': Daichi Kamada (Japan) is shown the yellow card.
  • 81': Hand ball by Ayase Ueda (Japan).
  • 82': Foul by Daichi Kamada (Japan).
  • 82': Tobías Cervera (Syria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 82': Attempt blocked. Omar Al Somah (Syria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 83': Attempt missed. Omar Al Somah (Syria) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 84': Attempt missed. Jalil Elías (Syria) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ezequiel Ham.
  • 85': Goal! Japan 5, Syria 0. Takumi Minamino (Japan) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hiroki Ito.
  • 86': Foul by Ibrahim Hesar (Syria).
  • 86': Ritsu Doan (Japan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89': Substitution, Syria. Mohammad Anez replaces Ezequiel Ham.
  • 90': Attempt missed. Omar Al Somah (Syria) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 90'+1': Foul by Ammar Ramadan (Syria).
  • 90'+1': Yuki Soma (Japan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4': Second Half ends, Japan 5, Syria 0.
  • 0': Match ends, Japan 5, Syria 0.

Statistics

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12 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 1
1 Corner Kicks 3
8 Saves 0
33.1 Possession 66.9
7 SHOTS 21
0 ON GOAL 13
0.0 On Target % 0.6
0 Penalty Goals 1
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 1
207 Accurate Passes 554
299 Passes 619
0.7 Pass Completion % 0.9
1 Accurate Crosses 3
11 Crosses 11
0.1 Cross % 0.3
65 Long Balls 44
20 Accurate Long Balls 25
0.3 Long Balls % 0.6
1 Blocked Shots 1
9 Effective Tackles 13
11 Tackles 19
0.8 Tackle % 0.7
4 Interceptions 13
9 Effective Clearances 14
9 Clearances 14

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Venue: Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima Stadium
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Attendance: 26,650

WCQ - AFC Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Japan 6 +24 18
2 North Korea 6 +4 9
3 Syria 6 -3 7
4 Myanmar 6 -25 1
Full Standings

Line-Ups

JPN Japan (3-4-2-1)

No. Name
12 Keisuke Osako (GK)
4 Kou Itakura
16 Koki Machida
22 Takehiro Tomiyasu
6 Wataru Endo
17 Ao Tanaka
13 Keito Nakamura
10 Ritsu Doan
9 Ayase Ueda
8 Takumi Minamino
20 Takefusa Kubo

SYR Syria (4-4-2)

No. Name
1 Esteban Glellel (GK)
15 Emiliano Amor
13 Thaer Krouma
3 Mouaiad Al Ajaan
2 Abdul Rahman Oues Yellow Card
4 Ezequiel Ham Yellow Card
14 Elmar Abraham
21 Ibrahim Hesar
8 Jalil Elías
9 Omar Al-Somah
20 Ariel Cervera

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