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Shinji Kagawa scored deep into injury time to save Japan from an embarrassing defeat in a 3-3 friendly draw with minnow Haiti on Tuesday night.

Japan, which was playing its second game since qualifying for next summer’s World Cup, went into the match at Nissan Stadium as the clear favorite against Haiti and duly took the lead with two goals in the first 17 minutes from Shu Kurata and Kenyu Sugimoto.

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