TOYOTA, Japan -- Yuya Osako and Shu Kurata scored second-half goals Friday as Japan beat New Zealand 2-1 in a friendly.
New Zealand managed to keep Japan off the scoreboard in the first half, but the hosts scored in the 50th minute.
Hotaru Yamaguchi earned a spot kick with a shot from outside the box that went off the right arm of Andrew Durante. Osako calmly converted for his seventh international goal.
Chris Wood equalised for New Zealand nine minutes later, but with three minutes left, Kurata...