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Surprise Jordan reaches quarterfinals
by Paul Kennedy, January 17th, 2011 10:45PM

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[ASIAN CUP] Surprise Jordan joined Japan in the final eight of the Asian Cup when it rallied to beat Syria, 2-1, on Monday in Qatar. Japan, the pre-tournament favorite, ended Saudi Arabia's misery with a 5-0 victory that included a hat trick from Shinji Okazaki.

Syria led on Mohamad al-Zino's 15th-minute goal, but an own goal evened the score on the half-hour mark, and Jordan pulled ahead when Odai al-Saify scored in the 59th minute.

Japan won Group B thanks to goal difference, getting three goals in the first 19 minutes against the Saudis, the 2007 runners-up who finished with three losses.

Ryoichi Maeda added two goals for Japan, which plays host Qatar in Friday's quarterfinals.



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