Uruguay beats Japan 2-0 in international friendly
05 September 2014, 16:50
Sapporo - Uruguay spoiled Javier Aguirre's debut as Japan, beating the Asian champions 2-0 Friday in a friendly.
Edinson Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the 34th minute, taking advantage of poor defending by Tatsuya Sakai and beating goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with a sliding kick.
Another weak clearing attempt allowed Abel Hernandez to make it 2-0 in the 71st with a close-range effort through the legs of Kawashima.
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Japan's best chance came with three minutes remaining when Yoshinori Muto hit the post with a left-footed shot from the top of the area.
Japan, which was eliminated in the first round of the World Cup with one point from three games, next faces Venezuela in another friendly in Yokohama on Tuesday.
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