Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa scored a brace as Japan dismissed Syria to conclude their AFC second qualifying round undefeated at the top of Group E.
Hertha Berlin's Genki Haraguchi came off the bench to complete the scoring in injury-time. Eintracht Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe captained the side on his 98th cap, with Hamburger SV's Gotoku Sakai and Hannover 96's Hotaru Yamaguchi also starting for Vahid Halilhodzic's men.
I played the international matches and I'm going back to Germany.— SHINJI KAGAWA / 香川真司 (@S_Kagawa0317) 29. März 2016