POST TIME: 4 September, 2015 00:00 00 AM
Japan overwhelm Cambodia 3-0

Japan overwhelm Cambodia 3-0

Four-time Asian champions Japan missed a string of chances before beating lowly Cambodia 3-0 in a lop-sided World Cup qualifier in Saitama in Japan, according to ABC.
Keisuke Honda opened the scoring in the 28th minute, the attacking midfielder’s 30th international goal, after being allowed too much time to set himself before firing a left-foot shot from outside the area into the net. With little defending to do, centre-back Maya Yoshida stepped up to show the forwards how to do it, rifling a low right-foot drive from 22 metres past Sou to make it 2-0 in the 50th minute. Kagawa then found his range when he angled home through a crowded penalty area 11 minutes later to seal a first competitive win for Vahid Halihodzic since being appointed Japan boss in March. The three points took Japan, which has played at the past five World Cups, on to four points from two matches.