Hotaru Yamaguchi

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Japan, Korea survive scares as China crash in World Cup qualifiers

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Suwon (South Korea) (AFP) South Korean sharpshooter Son Heung-Min kept Qatar's World Cup ambitions on hold and Japan also survived a scare as China suffered a potentially calamitous defeat to Syria on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son extended his electric club form with the winner in South Korea's 3-2 triumph over 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, whose hopes of reaching Russia 2018 now look distant.

Japan, Korea survive scares as China crash in World Cup qualifiers

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Suwon (South Korea) (AFP) South Korean sharpshooter Son Heung-Min kept Qatar's World Cup ambitions on hold and Japan also survived a scare as China suffered a potentially calamitous defeat to Syria on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son extended his electric club form with the winner in South Korea's 3-2 triumph over 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar, whose hopes of reaching Russia 2018 now look distant.

Yamaguchi rescues Japan against Iraq in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Substitute Hotaru Yamaguchi's 95th-minute winner rescued Japan and their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign as they escaped with a 2-1 victory over Iraq on Thursday.

The Blue Samurai were headed for an ignominious draw in Saitama when Yamaguchi smashed a loose ball from a corner through a forest of legs and into the Iraqi goal.

Yamaguchi rescues Japan against Iraq in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Substitute Hotaru Yamaguchi's 95th-minute winner rescued Japan and their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign as they escaped with a 2-1 victory over Iraq on Thursday.

The Blue Samurai were headed for an ignominious draw in Saitama when Yamaguchi smashed a loose ball from a corner through a forest of legs and into the Iraqi goal.