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  • Japan 1-0 Cameroon: Honda makes history

    Japan began their struggle in World Cup 2010 with history. Samurai Blue team confined Cameroon by a single goal from Keisuke Honda.

    Japan beat Cameroon 1-0 in a game the Free State Stadium, Bolemfontein, Monday (14.06.2010) . This is the first victory for the team at the World Cup Sakura Affairs that was held outside Japan.

    Cameroon actually mastered this game. However, tight defense forces Takeshi Okada et Samuel Eto'o failed to make to avoid a defeat.

    With this result Japan was in second place in the E group standings, behind the Netherlands in the match before overcoming a 2-0 Danish.

    The game

    In the first quarter of Cameroon is more often the pressure to launch defense of Japan. But the effort Paul Le Guen's men succeeded denied by the Japanese rear.

    Minute 20, the error made Suleymanou Cameroon goalkeeper Hamidou when trying to catch the ball off cross from right-wing Japanese players. Lead to ball loose and Keisuke Honda. But then successfully controlled circumstances Hamidou.

    Eight minutes into the gap, Cameroon has the opportunity. Flat-kick was later arrested by Eyong Enoh Eji Kawashima.

    Broke the deadlock in the 38th minute. Daisuke Matsui cross from the right wing is directed to the far pole. There Keisuke Honda stand without getting tight escort successful execution of ripping off Cameroon goalkeeper. Japan led 1-0.

    Three minutes of the second half opened, the action of Samuel Eto'o who pierced the left side of Japan's defense managed to escort the players through the Blue Samurai. Inter Milan striker is the next release bait into the penalty box which struck Macim Choupo-Moting. But the effort still failed to penetrate the Asian representative of the team goal.

    55 minutes, Choupo Moting re-launched an invasion of Japan toward the goalpost. This time the kick off back 13 players numbered from outside the penalty box was still deviated from the target.

    Cameroon dominated the game thereafter. But the Indomitable Lions find it difficult to penetrate the Japanese defense.

    12 minutes before dispersal, African representatives again to present a threat. Geremi's free-kick the ball from the left side of the defense of Japan, drove into the penalty box. The skin round successfully cleared by Eji Kawashima.

    Hasebe! Japanese captain was fired from outside the penalty box that forced Souleymanou to drive the ball dropped. Cameroon goalkeeper is safe.

    Japan's goal under pressure five minutes to disperse. Stephane Mbia kicking hard work fails to reach by Kawashima, but the ball still hit the bar. Further raids Achille Emana still be captured by Kawashima.

    A minute later, Souleymanou almost made a mistake when blocking a kick Honda. Jabulani had separated from the catch but was lucky the ball did not roll into the goal.

    Kawashima! Numbered 21 was goalkeeper managed to thwart the chances of Cameroon which is obtained by Pierre Webo in the period of injury time.

    Team Line-up:

    Japan: 21-Eji Kawashima, Marcus Tulio Tanaka's fourth-, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 5-Yuto Nagamoto,, 3-Yuichi Komano, 2-Yuki Abe, 7-Yashuito Endo, 17-Makoto Hasebe (20-Junichi Inamoto 87 ' ), 8-Daisuke Matsui (Okazaki Shinji 9-68 '), 16-Yoshito Okubo (Kisho Yano 12-81'), 18-Keisuke Honda

    Cameroon: 16-Suleymanou Hamidou, 5-Sebastien Bassong, 3-Nicolas N'Koulou, 2-Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 21-Joel Matip (10-Achille Emana 63 '), 19-Stephane M'Bia, 18-Eyong Enoh , 11-Jean Makoun (8-Geremi Njitap 74 '), 13-Macim Choupo-Moting (17-Mohamadou Idrissou 74'), 15-Pierre Webo, 9-Samuel Eto'o


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