Soccer: Japan end 2020 int'l window with friendly loss to Mexico
Soccer: Japan end 2020 int'l window with friendly loss to Mexico

Japan suffered a 2-0 defeat to Mexico in a friendly Tuesday in Austria, failing to capitalize on a dominant first-half showing in their last match of 2020.Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano scored a goal apiece in the second half after El Tri goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa kept Mexico in the match in the first period at the Liebenauer Stadium in Graz.The Samurai Blue controlled the ball for most of the first 45 minutes but Ochoa tipped a long-range effort from Genki Haraguchi over the crossbar before denying Musashi Suzuki in a one-on-one and then stopping Junya Ito’s sharp follow-up.”He was better t…

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