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Makino nets goal in Japan's 3-1 loss to Brazil

Makino nets goal in Japan's 3-1 loss to Brazil”

Tomoaki Makino netted a goal against Brazil on Friday but Japan succumbed 3-1 to the South American powerhouse in an worldwide friendly match played in the lead-up to next year's World Cup soccer finals.

Tomoaki Makino nodded in a consolation from a corner on 62 minutes but Japan remain winless against Brazil, losing for the 10th time in 12 meetings.

"I felt there was a lot of difference between them and us", Japan captain Makoto Hasebe said.

"I don't know what was happening in their heads in the first half", said Halilhodzic. "There are many things we can improve".

Both Brazil and Japan have qualified for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

Neymar was joined by PSG team-mate Thiago Silva in the Brazil line-up as Tite picked a strong side despite playing in front of a sparsely-filled Stade Pierre-Mauroy in northern France.

Brazil has embarked on a mini-tour of Europe and will next play England at Wembley Stadium next week.

The Selecao looked sharp from the off, with Neymar setting up Giuliano for an effort on goal in the third minute before Jesus was played in after an excellent move soon after. Kawashima did well to dive to his right-hand side to deny the former FC Barcelona star.

However, Japan could only clear the resultant corner as far as Marcelo, who sent a thunderous strike with his unfavoured right foot flying into the roof of the net from 20 yards.

Japan's best chance of the half came from Yoshida's free-kick just after the half hour.

Japan trimmed the deficit on 62 minutes when centre-back Makino headed in from a corner before a raft of substitutes in the final quarter disrupted the flow of the contest.

Haraguchi was booked for simulation by Bastien early in the second half, while Neymar was shown a yellow card after the use of video technology for catching Hiroki Sakai with his arm.



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