Japan advances to the Asian Cup quarterfinals with 3-1 win against Bahrain

Wed, Jan 31, 2024
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Japan advances to the Asian Cup quarterfinals with 3-1 win against Bahrain

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Japan maintained its pursuit of a record-extending fifth Asian Cup title on Wednesday by advancing to the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win against Bahrain.

The pre-tournament favorite has bounced back from a surprise 2-1 loss against Iraq in the group stage and will play either Iran or Syria in the next round.

Goals from Ritsu Doan, Takefusa Kubo and Ayase Ueda secured Japan's place in the last eight, while Zion Suzuki's own goal was the only consolation for Bahrain.

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