SAPPORO – It has finished Japan 1-1 Venezuela in today’s friendly at the Sapporo Dome, with Fedor (62) cancelling out Endo’s opener (15).
Yuto Nagatomo played for the full 90 minutes. The Inter defender’s Japan side will meet the United Arab Emirates in a friendly at the start of September before taking on Iraq on 11 September, as they continue their qualifying campaign for Brazil 2014.
APPIANO GENTILE – Inter have just finished their third training session of the week at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti, as they prepare to face Tunisian outfit Bizertin in a friendly match next Saturday. The game will be played at the Stadio del Lido in Locarno, Switzerland, kicking off at 20:45.
So it was work as usual for the Nerazzurri on Ferragosto, the mid-summer holiday celebrated by Italians on 15 August. The players began by warming up with the ball then played a game involving the use of hands to focus on movement. They were also put through a series of tactical drills before the session was rounded off with a 9-a-side match.