Japan made extremely light work of Mongolia as they thrashed the minnows 14-0 in a Group F match at Fukuda Densi Arena.
As the scoreline suggests, the Samurai Blue were relentless in their demeanour, a performance summed up by their 3 goals in the 3-minute second-half injury time period.
Liverpool player on loan at Southampton, Takumi Minamino opened the rout as Werder Bremen’s Yuya Osako scored a hat-trick helping Japan pulverize the 190th ranked team on Tuesday.
A total of eight players got on the scoresheet for Japan, who have now all but sealed their place in the third round of Asia’s World Cup qualifying tournament with a win in Chiba.
There have been some serious margins dished out in this edition of international matches as Canada beat the Cayman Islands 11-0, Denmark won 8-0 against Moldova and Austria U21s demolished their Saudi Arabia counterparts 10-0.
But Japan’s demolition job on Mongolia was on another level as they scored 9 second-half goals, have a look at the reaction that followed on Twitter –
Japan didn’t need to do Mongolia like that damn— The Gooner Express (@GoonerExpress_) March 30, 2021
Japan has beaten mongolia 14-0. Japan those men have families ffs— cleaver greene’s double (@Khim_mwachssmo) March 30, 2021
Mongolia keepers had a day at the office to forget— Kevin Painter (@OfficialKP180) March 30, 2021
Mongolia 0-14 Japan— Nicholas (@ezele_nick) March 30, 2021
How do you beat someone fourteen nil.
No human conscience
Mongolia 0-14 Japan, some of the stats are just mindblowing—
pic.twitter.com/v5R4oxEYgr (@its_me_axad) March 30, 2021
Shout-out to Japan having just won 0-14 in their World Cup Qualifiers against Mongolia. They scored a goal in literally every minute of the final stoppage time, savage— Oliver Wauters (@OliverWauters) March 30, 2021
Watch the highlights of Japan’s 14-0 win over Mongolia below –