Japan gave Thailand a lesson in the art of finishing in Tuesday night's AFC World Cup Group B qualifier in Saitama. Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa, Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki, Gent's Yuya Kubo and Southampton's Maya Yoshida demonstrated ruthlessness in front of goal to render a decent Thai performance fruitless.
The War Elephants now have just one point from seven games, while Russia comes into sight for Japan as they sit at the top of the group.
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The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) is aiming to learn some of the secrets of Japan's success, as the War Elephants turn their attention to a place at a future World Cup.
The FAT formed a strategic partnership with the Japanese Football Association (JFA) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the day of their World Cup qualifier in Saitama.
While Thailand's hopes of qualifying for Russia 2018 are all but over after a miserable start to their Group B campaign, they are looking...