October 12, 2015
The Japanese national soccer team
achieved coming out second best
The final male soccer game in the tournament took place on October 11 as a part of the 8th Asian Pacific Deaf Sports Conference in Taiwan.
Japan played against Iran, being defeated in 3-4 at the end of penalty shootout. It missed two straight victories, ending in the second prize. This game was combined with the Asian Pacific region preliminary for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which will be held in Turkey in July, 2017, so Japan grasped the chance for Summer Deaflympics.
It was also a good game ahead of the third World Deaf Soccer Championships which will be held in Salerno, Italy in June, 2016.