The game stayed the same well into the 2nd half with Japan remaining in their own half and Pakistan dominating the play. Keeper Akbar stood strong the few timest the Japanese actually made it into the Pakistani D. Only once, at Ito’s unbeatable shot in the 59th minute did the Japanese manage to get around him, though the shot rolled just wide of the post.
The Pakistani lead was increased in the 54th minute when Abbass successfully converted a short corner.
Japan now found themselves utterly defeated after Abbassi’s penalty increased the Pakistani lead yet further to 4:0.
Overall it is clear that Pakistan deserved their victory over the team they outpaced throughout.