16 Jun '15, 1pm

Japan 0-0 Singapore: Mahbud stars as Halilhodzic's men falter

A string of superb saves denied Keisuke Honda and the dominant hosts as they began World Cup qualifying with a draw Mohamad Izwan bin Mahbud put on a goalkeeping masterclass as Japan were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Singapore in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier. Vahid Halilhodzic's Japan side were the overwhelming favourites heading into the Group E Asian qualifying contest in Saitama. However, they were unable to find a way past Mahbud, who made a string of top-draw saves to earn Bernd Stange's men a surprise point. Japan showcased their superiority in a one-sided first half, but Halilhodzic saw a series of chances go begging with Shinji Okazaki twice denied well by Mahbud. It was a similar story after the break as Japan peppered the Singapore goal, only for Mahbud to keep them at bay with Okazaki and Keisuke Honda both left flabbergasted by brilliant saves. E...

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