Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda contributed handsomely as Japan beat New Zealand 4-2 in an international friendly.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni added Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to his squad for next month's match against New Zealand.
Schalke 04 will hardly have left Real Madrid's watching scouts quaking in their boots after a 0-0 home draw with Mainz.
Club World Cup winners Bayern Munich stayed seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Shinji Okazaki struck with 15 minutes to go to salvage a point for Mainz in a 1-1 draw at Bundesliga strugglers Nurnberg.
Hamburg SV discovered a sense of urgency beating Hanover 96 3-1 on Sunday to climb further away from the relegation zone.
Belgium's World Cup ambitions received another reality check on Tuesday when they suffered a 3-2 loss to an impressive Japan.
Diego Forlan's first-half brace powered Uruguay to a 4-2 victory over hosts Japan in an international friendly.
Shinji Okazaki scored on his league debut for Mainz 05 in a 3-2 win against previous club VfB Stuttgart.
Mexico finished their Confederations Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over Japan thanks to a brace from Javier Hernandez.
Javier Hernandez scored two headers and missed a stoppage time penalty as Mexico notched a 2-1 consolation win over Japan which sent their opponents home
Italy booked their semi-final place as they snatched a barely-deserved victory from a pulsating game in Recife to dump Japan out of the Confederations Cup.
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