JAPAN vs AUSTRALIA 1st half
18 Nov 2014
The first half ended with the Socceroos very much holding their own in midfield, where Endo was largely inconspicuous.
Ryan was called into action twice in the space of two minutes early in the second half to foil Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki as Japan appeared to up the ante.
Japan took the lead on the hour when Honda floated an inswinging corner and the ball evaded the entire Australian defence and substitute Yasuyuki Konno was left with all the time in the world to head the ball past Ryan.