Ukraine's national football team won the friendly sparring game against Japan. The entire squad and certain players were different from what the fans saw during the recent draw with Saudi Arabia - a much more confident gameplay.
The Yellow-Blues opened the score in the middle of the first half, thanks to the efforts of Yaroslav Rakytsky. By the end of the half, the Japanese equalized it, using an opportunity that emerged during the corner.
The second half brought a lot of attacks and flank breakthroughs. One of the combos proved successful, as Konoplyanka passed the ball to Karavayev, who scored, making it 1-2 - a victorious outcome for Ukraine.
For Ruslan Rotan', the captain of Ukraine's national team, it was the 100th match in his career in the national team.