Japan Vs Vietnam Result is 1-0. Japan laboured to a 1-0 win over Vietnam in a scrappy friendly ahead of the Asian champions' FIFA World Cup™ qualifier.
Although Japan Vs Vietnam Result is 1-0, but Japan controlled the match. in the 1st half, with star midfielder Shinji Kagawa going close before Japan took a 25th-minute lead through striker Tadanari Lee.
But Vietnam fought back in the 2nd half with sharp counter attacks while Japanese substitutes wasted scoring chances. Japan took off four Europe-based stars for players keen to test themselves ahead of Tuesdays's home World Cup qualifier versus Tajikistan.
The move almost backfired 2 minutes into the 2nd half, after Nguyen Trong Hoang stole the ball and rushed towards goal only to have his shot blocked by Shusaku Nishikawa.
The Vietnamese looked increasingly threatening, moving the ball quickly, while Le Cong Vinh had a close-range header saved by the impressive Nishikawa and Japan Vs Vietnam Result is still 1-0 .
After the game, Alberto Zaccheroni stated: "We wanted to test players whom we haven't been able to use. We saw poor persistence."
Sounding his frustration, Lee accepted the performance was poor ahead of a crucial week for Japan. "It was well that we won. But we need to improve our game," he stated.