Iceland 2-3 Japan
Striker Tatsuhiko Kubo scored twice in 15 minutes as Japan came from behind to beat ten-man Iceland 3-2 in the opening match of the FA Summer Tournament in Manchester that also features UEFA EURO 2004™-bound hosts England.
Kubo scored in the 21st and 36th minutes after Heidar Helguson had put Iceland in front with the first of his two goals in the fifth minute, a fortunate rebound off his head when goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki's punched at a free-kick into the box.
Helguson, of English first division side Watford FC, headed an equaliser five minutes into the second half but Brazilian-born Alex restored Japan's lead with a 57th-minute penalty after a foul on Takayuki Suzuki.
Iceland played the last eight minutes of the match at the City of Manchester stadium with ten men after Brynjar Gunnarsson was sent off following a two-footed tackle on substitute Yasuhito Endo.
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