As Japan sails by the United States, Kamada and Mitoma attack

Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma scored in Japan's 2-0 win over the United States . Kamada scored after 11 minutes and Mitoma added the second with two minutes remaining .

With a 2-0 victory over the United States in Dusseldorf on Friday, Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma were on target as Japan continued their preparations for the World Cup in Qatar.VAR overruled onfield officials who thought the Eintracht Frankfurt forward was offside, while Mitoma added the second for Hajime Moriyasus side with two minutes remaining.In an encouraging start for the United States, Jesus Ferreira's early header had sailed over the bar from a Sergino Dests cross, but Gregg Berhalters side would now have a rare sight of goal.Matt Turner denied Kamada in the 13th minute before giving the Samurai Blue the lead 11 minutes later when he calmly slotted home after Hidemasa Moritas layoff.

With a string of fine saves in the second half, Arsenal goalkeeper Turner made sure the United States were not in the middle of a heavier loss.Junya Ito made his 55th minute try before conceding to Kamada a second game ten minutes later.Ritsu Doans, a substitute winger, fired over the bar, and he then tipped him.Turner could not get Mitoma to add Japans second goal in the 88th minute.

In November, the Japanese will compete in the group phase against Germany, Spain, and Costa Rica, while the United States will face England, Iran, and Wales.