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10MA TOPICS! [JAPAN FA] Quarter-final: Shoji strike steers Japan to win over Oman

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October 2, 2018

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Kuala Lumpur: Toyama Shoji's 81st minute strike earned Japan a place in the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 semi-finals and their ticket to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup after they edged Oman 2-1 in their last eight tie at the National Stadium on Sunday.

Japan will play the winners of the Australia-Indonesia quarter-final in the last four on Thursday after overcoming a spirited Oman who impressed with their fighting performance.

It was a battle of former champions at the National Stadium, with both teams having previously won two titles each but Group A winners Japan held the lion’s share of possession in the early minutes but hardly tested Omani goalkeeper Mitham Ali Al Ajmi......

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