Japan played Myanmar in FIFA World Cup qualifiers for the next years mega event in Qatar. Japan ran riots as they scored 10 goals against Myanmar that sealed the samurai blues place in the next phase of Asia’s qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Japan’s victory is the sixth consecutive win for them in qualifying for the next year’s finals and means that they cannot be knocked off the top of Group F and take one of the 12 places available in the third round of the continent’s qualifying competition.
On the pitch, Japan made light work of Antoine Heys side with Takumi Minamino opening the scoring early before Osaka went on a spree scoring 5 goals, Hidemasa Morita scored 2 goals while Daichi Kamada and Ko Itakura scored one goal each for the home side in a comfortable win. Japan are the favourites to enter the next year’s competition from Asia, South Korea and Iran are also maintaining that level of competition and are topping their groups as well.
Around 30 fans gathered outside the stadium to protest against the Myanmar side, their placards read “Myanmar’s soccer team does not represent its citizens” This was happening due to the internal crisis in the country and this protest didn’t change the results from what was expected.