International Cup: Japan Beats Australia To Qualify For Russia 2018

The victory means Japan now join the already qualified Brazil and Iran, along with hosts Russia, at the World Cup next June.
Story highlights Japan beat Australia 2-0Third team to join Russia at 2018 World CupBrazil and Iran are the other two qualifiersSyria beat Qatar to keep hopes alive(CNN) With one ferocious sweep of his right foot, Yusuke Ideguchi booked Japan’s place at the World Cup in Russia next year.
Cutting in from the left, the 21-year-old curled a rasping shot into the top corner to ensure the “Samurai Blue” qualified for their sixth successive World Cup.
Ange Postecoglou’s side play Thailand in their final match, while Saudi Arabia host Japan.
The defeat leaves Australia third in Asia’s Group B, behind Saudi Arabia on goal difference.

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