Asian Cup: Japan fight back to survive scare
Japan survived a major scare to overcome Turkmenistan 3-2 in their AFC Asian Cup opener on Wednesday.
Yuya Osako’s quickfire double helped the four-time champions grab all three points at Abu Dhabi’s Al Nahyan Stadium.
Uzbekistan registered a hard-fought 2-1 win over Oman in their Group F encounter in Sharjah, with Eldor Shomurodov striking the winner four minutes from time.
Meanwhile, in Group E, Qatar beat Lebanon 2-0 at Al Ain’s Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.