Ghost goal haunts Japan in shock football defeat to UAE

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Japan slammed an "unacceptable" refereeing howler as they crashed 2-1 to the United Arab Emirates in a woeful start to their World Cup qualifying final round on Thursday.

AC Milan's Keisuke Honda nodded the hosts in front in Saitama but UAE grabbed all the points after Ahmed Khalil's sumptuous free kick and penalty either side of half-time.

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