Japan defeat Iran to reach Asian Cup final, eye fifth title

WION Web Team
UAE - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Published: Jan 28, 2019, 09:28 PM(IST)

Japan players celebrate their win during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup semi-final football match between Iran and Japan at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi Photograph:( AFP )

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Yuya Osako scored twice in the second half, including a VAR-assisted penalty, and Genki Haraguchi netted in injury time to complete an emphatic win.

Japan on Monday defeated Iran 3-0 to reach the Asian Cup final, where they will be seeking their fifth title.

Yuya Osako scored twice in the second half, including a VAR-assisted penalty, and Genki Haraguchi netted in injury time to complete an emphatic win.

Japan will play either Qatar or hosts the United Arab Emirates in Friday's final in Abu Dhabi.

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