2009-11-18 Hisato scores on return to Japanese national team
Posted by stefanole on 2009/11/19
Sanfrecce captain SATO Hisato scored the second goal, as Japan strolled to a 4-0 victory in Hong Kong.
Hisato’s goal came in the 75th minute. He had been substituted into the game fifteen minutes earlier, replacing the misfiring OKUBO Yoshito.
Vissel’s Okubo is himself behind OKAZAKI Shinji (and possibly others) in the national team pecking order, as the team’s fringe players try to impress before next summer’s World Cup.
The goal is Hisato’s fourth for the national team. The game was his 27th for his country, according to the JFA’s official website.