Doan with Japan eighth finals of Asia Cup by winning against Oman

FC Groningen-playmaker Ritsu Doan Sunday with Japan in the eighth finals of the Asia Cup reaches. In Abu Dhabi was 1-0 and won the Oman of national coach Pim Verbeek.

The winning goal was made by Genki Haraguchi. The Hanover 96 midfielder took advantage in the first half a penalty kick. Doan was in the 84th minute to the side achieved.

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu previously won with 3-2 of Turkmenistan, and in the last groepsduel with Uzbekistan play freely.

Coach Verbeek saw Oman earlier losses of the Uzbeks (2-1) and know of one race that the likelihood of a continuation in the Asia Cup is very small.

Earlier in the day reached Qatar (6-0-win over North Korea) the knock-out stages. In that group there is also Saudi Arabia, Lebanon Saturday with a 2-0 beating, be sure of the eighth finals.

Japan is with four victories the most successful Asia Cup participant. Australia won four years ago in the last edition, and is the defending champion.

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