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2 vs 1
Played
March 22, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Khalifa International Stadium — ad-Dōha (Doha)
Referee:‬ Khamis Mohamed Al Kuwari‎
Attendance:‬ 4500‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Japan 2-1 Canada

Goal.com evaluates the performances of everyone involved in Doha, Qatar, where Mike Havenaar's goal for the Japanese in the second half was the difference on the night.

By Nick Sabetti

  • Eiji Kawashima
    3
    0
    3.00

    Eiji Kawashima

    A fairly quiet day at the office for the Japanese goalkeeper. Made a couple decent saves late in the game to preserve the win.

  • Atsuto Uchida
    4
    0
    3.00

    Atsuto Uchida

    Got forward expertly in the first half, often creating numerical advantage on the right hand side. Had a sharp game defensively. Came off at halftime.

  • Masahiko Inoha
    3
    0
    3.00

    Masahiko Inoha

    Beaten in the air on a few occasions, but otherwise, didn't have too much to do on the night.

  • Maya Yoshida
    3
    0
    3.00

    Maya Yoshida

    Very comfortable in possession. Played the ball well out of the back. Coped well with Canada's offensive threats.

  • Gotoku Sakai
    3
    0
    3.00

    Gotoku Sakai

    Took the place of Yuto Nagatomo on the left hand side from the start. Got forward superbly well, helped create many chances and nearly scored one himself in the second half.

  • Makoto Hasebe
    3
    0
    3.50

    Makoto Hasebe

    Did a lot of Japan’s grunt work in midfield. Brought balance to the side. Rarely gave up possession.

  • Shinji Okazaki
    3
    0
    3.50

    Shinji Okazaki

    Scored the opening goal of the game with a brilliant chip shot over Borjan. Came off at halftime.

  • Takashi Inui
    3
    0
    3.00

    Takashi Inui

    Made some very good runs from deep positions. Often proved to be a handful for the Canadian defense. Came off early in the second half.

  • Yasuhito Endō
    6
    0
    3.50

    Yasuhito Endō Top of the Match

    The veteran midfielder was at the heart of most of Japan’s dangerous attacking plays. Was unlucky not the score in the first half when his free kick struck the post.

  • Ryoichi Maeda
    3
    0
    2.50

    Ryoichi Maeda

    Started as the loan striker for the Samurai. Combined quite well with his teammates behind him, but was fairly invisible otherwise. Subbed off at halftime.

  • Shinji Kagawa
    5
    0
    2.50

    Shinji Kagawa

    For a player of his caliber, the Manchester United midfielder had a rather disappointing game. Didn’t exert his influence on the match.

Substitutions

  • Mike Havenaar
    4
    0
    3.50

    Mike Havenaar

    Came on in the second half and gave a different physical dimension to Japan’s attack. Scored the winning goal in the 74th minute.

  • Milan Borjan
    0
    1
    2.50

    Milan Borjan

    Was kept busy throughout the game, had several shaky moments.

  • David Edgar
    0
    1
    3.00

    David Edgar

    One of the better performers defensively, made some important last ditch challenges.

  • Dejan Jakovic
    0
    1
    2.00

    Dejan Jakovic

    Misplaced several balls in dangerous areas and caught out of position on numerous occasions. Not a game the DC United man will want to remember. Luckily it only finished 2-1. Could have been worse.

  • Julian De Guzman
    0
    1
    2.50

    Julian De Guzman

    A quiet performance from the 31-year-old. Was left defending for the most of the game. Probably still has that afternoon in Honduras on his mind.

  • Marcel de Jong
    0
    1
    2.50

    Marcel de Jong

    Had a few good moments on the counter attack in the first half, but had a hard time defending 1v1 situations. Was beaten on several occasions. Taken off in early in the second half.

  • Nikolas Ledgerwood
    0
    1
    2.50

    Nikolas Ledgerwood

    Really tried to aggressively get forward, but was beaten far too often defensively. Caught out of position several times. Taken off early in the second half.

  • Will Johnson
    0
    1
    2.50

    Will Johnson

    Not as aggressive in midfield as he usually is. Didn't have an impact on the game. Gave up possession far too often.

  • Atiba Hutchinson
    0
    1
    3.00

    Atiba Hutchinson

    Tried to get Canada going offensively, but was generally alone in doing so. Came close to scoring in the second half with a good strike from distance.

  • Kyle Bekker
    0
    1
    2.00

    Kyle Bekker Flop of the Match

    The 22-year-old looked completely out of place in the game. Barely put a foot right. Subbed off early in the second half.

  • Marcus Haber
    1
    1
    3.00

    Marcus Haber

    Its not easy to play up top on your own when you don’t have much service, but he worked hard and put the game within reach in the second half.

  • Randy Edwini-Bonsu
    0
    1
    3.00

    Randy Edwini-Bonsu

    One of Canada's more lively performers. Had some good runs at the Japanese defense, especially in the second half.

Substitutions

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. A. PulidoStrikerMexico3.67
2. C. PeñaMidfielderMexico3.33
3. Rafa MárquezDefenderMexico2.83
4. RodríguezDefenderMexico2.83
5. L. MontesMidfielderMexico2.83
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0