Ireland - Japan

Japan was a difficult opponent for Ireland in the first half. They defended stiffly and gave few opportunities away. It took until 27 minutes for Ireland to find a first opening and scored. In the injury time of the first half, the excellent Irish captain Garry Messet scored the 2-0. In the second half, Ireland had much more possession and a clear field predominance. Japan never came close to the Irish goalkeeper. Ireland scored a third goal. Final result 3 - 0.

Ireland
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
2
FT2 C
50'
50'
3
FT2 C
60'
7
FT2 C
60'
30' +1
8
FT1 C
30'
30'
12
FT2 C
30'
30'
18
FT2 C
23'
23'
4
FT2 C
10'
50'
5
FT2 C
30'
30'
9
FT2 C
37'
27', 32'
23'
10
FT3 C
0'
11
FT1 C
20'
30'
50'
13
FT1 C
10'
50'
14
FT1 C
0'
Head coach: Paul Breen
Japan
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
1
FT1 C
60'
2
FT2 C
60'
6
FT1 C
30'
30'
7
FT2 C
60'
8
FT2 C
54'
54'
9
FT2 C
50'
50'
13
FT3 C
54'
54'
4
FT2 C
6'
54'
5
FT1 C
0'
10
FT2 C
30'
30'
11
FT2 C
6'
54'
12
FT1 C
0'
14
FT2 RFD 20
10'
50'
Head coach: Junichi Sano