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Japan made a comfortable start to the final round of qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 win over Oman on Sunday night.

Keisuke Honda settled Japan’s nerves in front of 63,551 at Saitama Stadium with an exquisite left-footed volley in the 11th minute, before goals from Ryoichi Maeda and Shinji Okazaki early in the second half made the game safe for the reigning Asian champions.

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