Saints defender plays 90 minutes in Japan victory

Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida

First published in Sport

SAINTS defender Maya Yoshida played the whole 90 minutes as Japan beat Latvia 3-0 in a friendly in Kobe this afternoon.

Stuttgart striker Shinji Okazaki scored twice and Keisuke Honda also netted.

It was a good win for Yoshida and his country, who next month face a World Cup qualifier in Jordan. A victory would see them clinch a fifth straight World Cup appearance in Brazil next year.

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7:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Norwegian Saint says...

Also Forren played the second 45 mins for Norway.
They lost 2-0 to Ukraine but the goals came in the first half so a clean sheet for our Saint!
He also had a shot but straight at the keeper.
Looked solid and composed.
Also Forren played the second 45 mins for Norway. They lost 2-0 to Ukraine but the goals came in the first half so a clean sheet for our Saint! He also had a shot but straight at the keeper. Looked solid and composed. Norwegian Saint
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