The second-biggest win in its history of Japanese football has been recorded after the country thrashed Mongolia 14-0 in a World Cup 2022 qualifier.
Recorded on the scorers sheet were Werder Bremen striker, Yuya Osako who scored a hat trick, and Liverpool midfielder Takumi Minamino who is currently on loan at Southampton.
Others are: Daichi Kamada, Hidemasa Morita, Takuma Asano, an own goal by Khash Erdene Tuyaa and braces from Sho Inagaki, Junya Ito and Kyogo Furuhashi.
After the bashing of Mongolia, who are ranked No. 190 in the world, it was only recorded that they registered just two shots compared to Japan’s 34.
Going memory lane, It is Japan’s second-biggest win, only behind a 15-0 win over the Philippines in 1967.
If they defeat Myanmar when the teams meet on June 3, the win means Japan will advance to the next phase of Asia’s qualifying tournament for the World Cup
The second period saw a further nine goals for the Samurai Blue — including four inside just 11 minutes, after getting five goals before halftime.