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Own goals cause Japan to lose to England

Japan have been defeated 2-1 by England in a World Cup warm-up because of two own goals.

The Blue Samurai worried Fabio Capello's Three Lions and had them on the ropes when Marcus Tulio Tanaka scored in the 7th minute but after Frank Lampard's penalty miss in the 55th minute, England managed to claw their way back into the match thanks to own goals from Tanaka and Yuji Nakazawa.

England: 2 (Marcus Tulio Tanaka (og) 72', Yuji Nakazawa (og) 83') Japan: 1 (Marcus Tulio Tanaka 7') Venue: UPC-Arena - Graz, Austria Crowd: 15,326

Starting Line-Ups

ENG David James (gk) (Hart 46'), John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Glen Johnson (Carragher 46'), Frank Lampard, Tom Huddlestone (Gerrard 46'), Aaron Lennon (Heskey 77'), Theo Walcott (Wright=Phillips 46'), Wayne Rooney, Darren Bent (J.Cole 46')

Subs - Joe Hart (gk) (46'), Jamie Carragher (46'), Steven Gerrard (46'), Shaun Wright-Phillips (46'), Joe Cole (46'), Emile Heskey (77')

JPNEiji Kawashima (gk), Marcus Tulio Tanaka, Yuji Nakazawa, Yuto Nagatomo, Yasuyuki Konno, Yasuhito Endo (Tamadad 86'), Makoto Hasebe, Yuki Abe, Yoshito Okubo (Matsui 71'), Keisuke Honda, Shinji Okazaki (Morimoto 65')

Subs - Takayuki Morimoto (65'), Daisuke Matsui (71'), Keiji Tamada (86')

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Andrew Slevison
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