Uruguay beat Japan 4-2 in football friendly

Tokyo, Aug 14 (IANS) Uruguay posted a 4-2 victory over Japan in a football friendly in Miyagi here Wednesday.

Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan scored for his team in the 27th minute as he got a pass by Luis Suarez from left side and put the ball into Japan's net, reports Xinhua.

Two minutes later, the striker made use of a free kick and Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima failed to clear the shoot.

In the second half, the two sides played an open game. In the 52nd minute, Suarez, using a mistake by Japanese defender Yoshida who failed to clear Maximiliano Pereira's pass, buried the third goal for his team.

Japan's super star Kagawa scored for his team as he rolled into an empty net after a Honda pass found its way through.

Four minutes later, Gonzalez headed in Rodriguez' cross for the fourth strike in the 58th minute.

Honda, in the 73rd minute, scored a peach of a free kick for the hosts.


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