Danes rocked by free-kicks

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

DEN­MARK.............................. 1 JA­PAN ................................... 3 JA­PAN booked their place in the last 16 af­ter out­stand­ing first-half free-kicks from Keisuke Honda and Ya­suhito endo.

Need­ing only a draw to qual­ify from Group e, the Asians took the lead in the 17th minute when CSKA moscow mid­fielder Honda bent in his set piece from 30-yards out on the right.

Al­though not as spec­tac­u­lar, endo’s 20-yard ef­fort fol­lowed on the half-hour mark when the out­stretched Thomas Sorensen was beaten for the sec­ond time.

Jon Dahl To­mas­son saw his penalty saved nine min­utes from the end, but bun­dled in the re­bound to give his side a glim­mer of hope, only for Shinji okazaki to seal Ja­pan’s tri­umph and book a last 16 tie against Paraguay.

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