Japan would move into the knockout stage with a great 3-1 victory over Denmark.
The Asian side started off quickly with goals from Keisuke Honda in the 17th minute. They would extend their 13 minutes later in the first half as Yasuhito Endo made it 2-0.
Denmark would come back in the second half and cut the lead in half as Jon Dahl Tomasson scored in the 81st minute. The Danes needed a win as they had a worse goal difference but wouldn’t get it as Japan would score once again. Shinji Okazaki would make it 3-1 in the 87th minute and seal the win.
It was a convincing performance from Japan who join South Korea as Asian teams to move into the knockout stage. They will face Paraguay in the round of 16.
Denmark 1-3 Japan Goal Videos
All goals (Honda 17′, Endo 30′, Tomasson 81′, Okazaki 87′)
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