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 Robinho eyes the ball during a training session ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama, Japan

Guangzhou Evergrande's Robinho eyes the ball during a training session ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

Guangzhou Evergrande's Robinho eyes the ball during a training session ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama, Japan

Guangzhou Evergrande's Robinho eyes the ball during a training session ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files

International Friendly - Brazil vs Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Brazil vs Japan - Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France - November 10, 2017 Japan’s Eiji Kawashima, Yuto Nagatomo, Inui and Genki Haraguchi applaud fans after the match REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

International Friendly - Brazil vs Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Brazil vs Japan - Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France - November 10, 2017 Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic REUTERS/Yves Herman

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium coach Roberto Martinez before the match REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Al Hilal's of Saudi Arabia Mohamed Kanno, left, and Japan's Urawa Red Umesaki Tsukasa fight for the ball during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Japan's Urawa Red players reacts after the Al Hilal's of Saudi Arabia Omar Khrbin scores his side's opening goal during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Japan's Urawa Red Yuki Muto, right, shoots the ball as Al Hilal's of Saudi Arabia Osama Hawsawi, left, tries to block the ball during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Al Hilal's of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al Burayk, top, jumps for the ball against Japan's Urawa Red Rafael Da Silva during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Japan's Urawa Red Rafael Da Silva, center, celebrates with his teammates scoring his side's opening goal against Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Al Hilal's Salem Al Dawsari, right, fights for the ball against Japan's Urawa Red Yuki Muto during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Japan's Urawa Red Kazuki Nagasawa, right, jumps for the ball with Al Hilal's Omar Khrbin during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

Japan's Urawa Red Rafael Da Silva, left, celebrates scoring his side's opening goal with his teammate Kohrogi Shinzoh against Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia during the first leg of their Asian Champions League final soccer match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo)

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku shoots at goal as Japan’s Tomoaki Makino attempts to block REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne in action with Japan’s Genki Haraguchi REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku scores their first goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Japan’s Hotaru Yamaguchi in action with Belgium’s Thorgan Hazard REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Axel Witsel has a shot at goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Nacer Chadli in action REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku scores their first goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne in action with Japan’s Genki Haraguchi REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku in action with Japan’s Kazuki Nagasawa and Tomoaki Makino REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku shoots at goal as Japan’s Tomoaki Makino attempts to block REUTERS/Eric Vidal

International Friendly - Belgium v Japan

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Japan’s Hotaru Yamaguchi in action with Belgium’s Thorgan Hazard REUTERS/Eric Vidal

Lukaku gives Belgium 1-0 win over Japan in friendly

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, center, battles for control of the ball with Japan's Kazuki Nagasawa, right, during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Lukaku gives Belgium 1-0 win over Japan in friendly

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku reacts after taking a shot on goal during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Lukaku gives Belgium 1-0 win over Japan in friendly

Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, left, makes a save on a shot taken by Belgium's Romelu Lukaku during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku reacts after taking a shot on goal during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, left, makes a save on a shot taken by Belgium's Romelu Lukaku during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, center, battles for control of the ball with Japan's Kazuki Nagasawa, right, during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Thomas Meunier, center, battles for control of the ball against Japan's Yuya Osako during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Japan's Ryota Morioka, left, walks away as Belgian team members celebrate after scoring the games first goal during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, center, jubilates after scoring the first goal during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, right, heads the ball to score the first goal during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, goes up against Japan's Yuya Osako during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, center, slides for a save during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Japan's Kazuki Nagasawa, right, chases Belgium's Axel Witsel during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Dries Mertens, right, goes after the ball with Japan's Hotaru Yamaguchi during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Belgium's Dries Mertens, center, goes after the ball with Japan's Hotaru Yamaguchi, left, during a international friendly soccer match between Belgium and Japan at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Brugge, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)