Confederations Cup: Japan

After getting shut out by Brazil in its opening match, Japan has ground to make up at the Confed Cup.

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Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks at his players before their Club World Cup third-place soccer match against Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks at his players before their Club World Cup third-place soccer match against Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Picture Supplied by Action Images

Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Scolari directs his players during their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama

Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari directs his players during their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai Picture Supplied by Action Images

Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks at his players before their Club World Cup third-place soccer match against Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

FILE PHOTO - Guangzhou Evergrande's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks at his players before their Club World Cup third-place soccer match against Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, December 20, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

England's soccer team players poses for a photograph before the start of their FIFA U-17 World Cup match against Japan in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Calls for exiled player to go to WCup stirs storm in Egypt

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012 file photo, Al-Ahly SC's Mohamed Aboutrika celebrates after scoring a goal against Sanfrecce Hiroshima during their quarterfinal at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Toyota, Japan. A social media campaign to persuade former star midfielder Aboutrika to come out of retirement - and exile - to join Egypts World Cup squad in Russia has stirred a storm in a country where politics and football often mix. The hugely popular Aboutrika already said no to a comeback, but pro-government media, seething over the show of love for the retired player, continues to vilify him over alleged ties to an outlawed Islamist group. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012 file photo, Al-Ahly SC's Mohamed Aboutrika celebrates after scoring a goal against Sanfrecce Hiroshima during their quarterfinal at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Toyota, Japan. A social media campaign to persuade former star midfielder Aboutrika to come out of retirement - and exile - to join Egypt’s World Cup squad in Russia has stirred a storm in a country where politics and football often mix. The hugely popular Aboutrika already said no to a comeback, but pro-government media, seething over the show of love for the retired player, continues to vilify him over alleged ties to an outlawed Islamist group. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

England soccer player Joel Latibeaudiere speaks during a press conference ahead of their FIFA U-17 World Cup match in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. England is scheduled to play round sixteen match against Japan on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Japanese coach Yoshiro Moriyama, left and soccer player Shimpei Fukuoka speaks during a press conference ahead of their FIFA U-17 World Cup match in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. England is scheduled to play round sixteen match against Japan on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Japanese soccer player Shimpei Fukuoka speaks during a press conference ahead of their FIFA U-17 World Cup match in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. England is scheduled to play round sixteen match against Japan on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Japan's Makino celebrates after scoring against Iraq during their international friendly soccer match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

Japan's Tomoaki Makino celebrates after scoring against Iraq during their international friendly soccer match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Makino celebrates after scoring against Iraq during their international friendly soccer match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

Japan's Tomoaki Makino celebrates after scoring against Iraq during their international friendly soccer match in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland shows a yellow card. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland gestures. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017 Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli (L) of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland runs. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017 Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli (L) of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli (R) of Switzerland gestures. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017 Referee Esther Staubli (C) of Switzerland shows a yellow card. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland shows a yellow card. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland gestures. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Caledonian soccer players celebrate an equalizer with Japan during their FIFA U-17 World Cup match in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

New Caledonian soccer players celebrate an equalizer with Japan during their FIFA U-17 World Cup match in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland reacts. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland runs. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Caledonian soccer team poses for a group photograph during the FIFA U-17 World Cup match against Japan in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia

Soccer Football – FIFA U-17 World Cup - Japan vs New Caledonia - Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, India - October 14, 2017. Referee Esther Staubli of Switzerland arrives before the match. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India France Japan Soccer Under 17 WCUP

France, left and Japan, right, players sing the national anthem before start the FIFA U-17 World Cup match between them in Guwahati, India, Wednesday, Oct.11, 2017. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

France's soccer team officials celebrate after France won by ( 2-1) the FIFA U-17 World Cup match against Japan in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Oct.11, 2017. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

France's soccer team coach and officials celebrate after France won by ( 2-1) the FIFA U-17 World Cup match against Japan in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Oct.11, 2017. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

France soccer team poses before the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup match against Japan in Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Oct.11, 2017. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Kagawa scores late goal as Japan draws 3-3 with Haiti

Japan's Yuki Kobayashi, left, and Haiti's Kevin Pierre Lafrance vie for the ball in the first half of their friendly soccer match in Yokohama, near Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (Shigeyuki Inakuma/Kyodo News via AP)

Kagawa scores late goal as Japan draws 3-3 with Haiti

Japan's Kenyu Sugimoto, left, scores the team's second goal against Haiti in the first half of their friendly soccer match in Yokohama, near Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (Shigeyuki Inakuma/Kyodo News via AP)

Kagawa scores late goal as Japan draws 3-3 with Haiti

Japan's Tomoaki Makino, left, and Haiti's Jimmy-Shammar Sanon vie for the ball in the first half of their friendly soccer match in Yokohama, near Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (Shigeyuki Inakuma/Kyodo News via AP)