Japan held to goalless draw by Venezuela
Japan were held to a goalless draw by Venezuela in the first home
game of the season for the Blue Samurai on Tuesday as they prepare for
the World Cup in South Africa.
Japan were the first team to qualify for international footballís
biggest prize while Venezuela failed to reach the finals after finishing
eighth in the South American group.
Venezuela had the first chance of the match when 17-year-old debutant
forward Fernando Aristiguieta missed a header from close range in the
ninth minute following midfielder Giacomo Di Giorgiís long-off effort.