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Iraqi national team beats Japan
NEWS ROOM, January 19 – Iraq clinched a 2-1 victory over their Japanese counterparts on Friday in Group D of the Asia Cup in Doha, Qatar.
Striker Aymen Hussein made a swift impact, scoring the initial goal for Iraq in the fifth minute of the match.
He later extended their lead with a second goal during extra time in the first half.
The Japanese team then managed to grab a goal, with player Wataru Endo finding the net in the third minute of injury time. But it proved only a consolation, with Iraq managing to hold on for a surprise win.
This victory ensures Iraq’s qualification for the next round with six points from two games.