It was their last test before the big deadline that is the Football World Cup and which starts on Sunday. Canadians narrowly defeated Japan 2-1 (half-time: 1-1) on a late goal from Lucas Cavallini while it was the Asian side who opened the scoring in the 9th minute through Yuki Soma.
After Steven Vitoria equalized in the 21st following a corner given by Junior Hoillet, Vancouver striker Lucas Cavallini converted a penalty in the 93rd minute following a foul by Miki Yamane on Richie Laryea.
Ghana at the top
In Qatar, Canada, which will play its first World Cup since 1986, will enter the competition on November 23 against Belgium in Group F, where Croatia and Morocco also play, while Japan will play its first match the same day. day against Germany before crossing Spain and Costa Rica in the very tough Group E.
In another warm-up game, also on Thursday, Switzerland suffered the law of Ghana, 2-0 after late goals from Mohammed Salisu (70th) and Antoine Semenyo, well served by Rennais Kamaldeen Sulemana (74th ).
For this meeting, the coach of Switzerland Murat Yakin had spared Ricardo Rodriguez (Torino) and Djibril Sow (Eintracht Frankfurt), two indisputable holders but very used in the club.
Morocco beat Georgia
Yakin therefore tested for the first time a defense of three Akanji-Schär-Cömert, unprecedented under his mandate, and unlikely to be renewed during the World Cup.
In Qatar, the Nati, quarter-finalists of the last Euro, will have a very difficult first round in group G where they will be opposed in turn to Cameroon (November 24), Brazil (28) then Serbia (November 28). December 2). Ghana will attack its competition in Group H by Portugal on November 24 before South Korea (28) then Uruguay (December 2).
In Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, which will attack its tournament on Wednesday against Croatia, defeated Georgia 3-0 on goals from En-Nesyri (5th), Ziyech (29th) and Boufal (72nd sp).