Asian champions Japan secured their fourth round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers after beating Tajikistan in further opening Group C qualifying Asia Zone, Friday (11/11/2011). Japan Crushed Tajikistan 4-0 at the Stadium Central, Dushanbe.
With the win, Japan recorded a score of 10 from four games and not be overtaken two other team, North Korea (3 points) and Tajikistan (zero points). Japan's four goals from striker Shinji Okazaki bought up two goals in the 61st minute and injury time. Two other goals were scored Yasuyuki Konno (36th minute) and Ryoichi Maeda (82nd minute).
For Japan's coach, Alberto Zaccheroni, the victory was not only passed his team to the fourth round, but also extend the list of Japan game undefeated team in 18 matches. Japan opened the scoring through Konno
VfB Stuttgart striker doubled the lead Okazaki of Japan in the 61st minute through a header on a cross Shinji Kagawa. Substitute Ryoichi Maeda enlarge it to 3-0 victory, with a kick from the edge of the penalty box, eight minutes before the fight broke up. Injury time, Okazaki added another goal, passing the result of cooperation that flows smoothly, making Japan go home with a 4-0 win.
"For us, the result is paramount," said Zaccheroni, as quoted by AFP news agency. "Our team scored many goals to make a lot of opportunities, instead of a little chance. The teams the Middle East and Central Asia are generally physically stronger. In addition, field conditions are very bad. Personally, I find it very difficult to play away games in Asia, but we are the only team that scored 12 goals against Tajikistan."