Japan earned their second straight win of the competition ©IBSA

Japan secured their second successive victory at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football World Grand Prix in Shinagawa.

The host nation made the perfect start to the tournament yesterday when they secured a 1-0 win over France.

The Japanese team faced Thailand in their second match in the round-robin phase today, earning another 1-0 victory.

Japan will now face European champions Spain tomorrow, before a meeting with world and Paralympic silver medallists Argentina as they seek a place in the final.

Argentina made a winning start to their campaign, after the team did not feature on the opening day.

The Argentine side earned a 1-0 win over France today.

France have now suffered back-to-back defeats.

Argentina will face Thailand tomorrow in their second round-robin match.

The Blind Football Grand Prix is the first IBSA-sanctioned competition since November 2019 and features five of the eight qualified teams for Tokyo 2020.

Teams are competing in a round-robin format with the two best-ranked sides contesting the final, scheduled to be held on June 5.

No spectators are at the event as part of organisers’ measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Tokyo is under a state of emergency after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga agreed to extend the strict measures until June 20 due to rising COVID-19 cases.