The Nadeshiko Japan, the Japan women's national football team, played their final training match before the final Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics in February next year, and won 2-2.
World No. 8 Japan have been traveling to Brazil since the end of last month to strengthen their training for the final round of the Asian Qualifiers, and on the 3rd, they played a training match against world No. 30 Brazil following on the 9th of last month.
After this summer's World Cup, where they reached the last eight, Japan have been working on an attacking line-up with one less defender and more midfield in order to expand their tactical range, and they entered this match with a new formation.
Japan took the lead in the 8th minute of the first half when defender Minami Moeka volleyed in with her right foot from a corner kick, and two minutes later, forward TANAKA Minami added another goal with a long shot that exploited the gap of the opposing goalkeeper.
In the second half, they added one more defender to strengthen their defence and survived the onslaught of Brazil to win 1-17.
Japan showed a flexible approach to match the situation and finished their trip to Brazil with a 2-1 draw, which was their last training match before the final round of the Asian Qualifiers.
Japan will face North Korea in the final Asian qualifiers in February next year in a home-and-away format, and if they win, they will qualify for the Paris Olympics.