Sports | Jan 20

Japan Suffers Defeat to Iraq in the Second Match of the Asian Cup Group Stage

TOKYO, Jan 20 (News On Japan) - In the Asian Cup football tournament in Qatar, Japan faced defeat in their second group stage match, losing 1-2 to Iraq.

The loss brought an end to Japan's consecutive victories in international A-matches, which had been ongoing since June of last year, capping the streak at ten wins.

The Japanese team which had shown consistent form in previous matches, encountered a resilient Iraqi side that challenged them throughout the game. Despite taking the lead early on, Japan was unable to maintain their advantage as Iraq fought back with determination, scoring two goals to secure their victory.

Source: NHK


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