Between the U-20 World Cup, the U-22 Toulon Tournament and a Copa America which could see over a dozen Tokyo 2020-eligible players earn their first Samurai Blue caps, it's been an exciting month for Japan supporters awaiting the Olympic men's soccer tournament.

The performance of Hajime Moriyasu's first-team squad of established players, who managed a scoreless draw against 93rd-ranked Trinidad and Tobago at Toyota Stadium, followed by a 2-0 win over 71st-ranked El Salvador on Sunday in Miyagi Prefecture, only raised questions.

What did Japan get out of playing two minor CONCACAF nations focused on their confederation's upcoming Gold Cup?