Japan beat Honduras in nine-goal thriller

September 7, 2005
RIFU, Japan, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Japan fought back from two goals down three times to beat Honduras 5-4 at home in a pulsating friendly on Wednesday.

Striker Atsushi Yanagisawa scored twice in the second half and substitute Mitsuo Ogasawara snatched a 79th-minute winner as Japan overcame a Wilmer Velasquez hat-trick in Miyagi.

'It was like two boxers sparring,' said Japan's Brazilian coach Zico. 'We won but there were some bad mistakes. At least we got to try out lots of different ...

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