Okazaki at the double as Japan beat Latvia 3-0; Croatia ease past South Korea 4-0

Japan 3 – Latvia 0 (International Friendly, February 6, 2013) Shinji Okazaki slid Japan into the lead on 41. Keisuke Honda curled in Japan’s second on the hour from a Shinji Kagawa assist. And a minute later Shinji Okazaki grabbed his second of the match for 3-0.

Croatia 4 – South Korea 0 (International Friendly, February 6, 2013) Mario Mandzukic headed Croatia in front. Darijo Srna scored a trademark brilliant strike to double their lead. Nikica Jelavic added a third and Mladen Petric completed the rout with a fourth for the Croatians.

B101 Writer