SHIZUOKA, Japan (AP) -Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki scored as Japan beat Azerbaijan 2-0 in a friendly on Wednesday.
Kagawa took a pass from Makoto Hasebe, beat a defender, and fired an angled shot into the far corner in the 43rd minute.
"Everything fell into place for the goal," Kagawa said. "We had a lot of chances and probably should have scored more."
Kagawa has one year left on his contract with two-time Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund but has declined the club's extension offer and has stated he wants to play in the English Premier League.
Okazaki doubled the lead 12 minutes after the break when he picked up a loose ball and scored from close range.
Azerbaijan's best chance came in the 82nd when Vugar Nadirov deflected a free kick off the post.
Japan was warming up for three final-round World Cup qualifiers in June against Oman, Jordan and Australia.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni will name his squad for the home qualifiers against Oman and Jordon on Thursday.
Japan forward Takayuki Morimoto, who plays for Novara in Serie A, left injured just before halftime.