Mexico finished their Confederations Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over Japan thanks to a brace from Javier Hernandez.
Italy secured a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup following a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan in Recife.
Hosts Brazil opened the Confederations Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Japan but the occasion was marred by protesters.
Round-up: South Korea are on the brink of making another World Cup finals appearance after beating Uzbekistan 1-0.
Japan's 1-1 draw with Australia highlighted two areas still a cause for concern with 12 months to go until the World Cup.
Japan became the first side to qualify for the World Cup finals after claiming a 1-1 draw with Australia.
Shinji Kagawa was recalled to the Japan squad for Wednesday's home friendly against Latvia after returning to fitness.
Gamba Osaka were relegated from the J-League's top flight for the first time after a 2-1 defeat at Jubilo Iwata.
Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa has been left out of Japan's World Cup qualifier away to Oman next week as he recovers from a knee injury.
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