WATCH: Three J-League footballers take on 100 kids

Hundred children took on three international footballers — Hotaru Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Kiyotake and Yosuke Ideguchi — in a full-sized football pitch.

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Former football pundit Alan Hansen once famously said 'you can't win anything with kids' which was proven wrong by Alex Ferguson's Manchester United side when it won the Premier League in the 1995-96 season. The relatively fresh faces of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt starred alongside established names to clinch the title.

It appears in Japan they have tried to experiment that by pitting 100 children against three international footballers — Hotaru Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Kiyotake and Yosuke Ideguchi — in a full-sized football pitch.

It wasn't exactly a stroll in the park for the pros as their 10-pass move was cancelled out by a herd of goalkeepers in the goalmouth.

 

It didn't take long for them to get on the scoresheet when a route-one approach set up Ideguchi to send in a looping header into the net.

As the Japanese stars celebrated, some of the kids had their hands on heads in disappointment.

Last year, Manchester United stars Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling took on 100 children in Los Angeles in The Late Late Show with James Corden. Juan Mata scored twice to give United a nervy win.