Japan prepare to create ‘a new chapter in football history’

  • Thursday 31, January 2019 10:28 AM
Sharjah 24 – AP: Four-time former champions Japan prepared on Wednesday for their AFC Asian Cup final against Qatar at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Japan will play for a record fifth Asian Cup title after reaching the final by defeating Iran 3-0 on Monday.
 
It was the first time in the tournament that the Samurai Blue had secured victory by more than one goal margin.
 
With four Asian Cup titles - all coming in the last seven editions - Japan are the most successful nation in the history of the tournament.