26 Jan 2011

Japan reach Asian Cup final

6:26 am on 26 January 2011

Japan are through to the Asian Football Cup final after beating their arch-rivals South Korea 3-0 in a nail-biting penalty shootout in the semi-finals in Doha.

The Koreans had scored a sensational equaliser for 2-all to force the penalty shootout.

In the other semi-final Australia led Uzbekistan 1-nil after about 35 minutes.