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Japan, North Korea advance to quarterfinals in men's soccer

  • Fachrul Sidiq

    The Jakarta Post

Cikarang, West Jawa   /   Sat, August 25, 2018   /   08:34 am
Japan, North Korea advance to quarterfinals in men's soccer Malaysia’s Tan Dominic Jun Jin (left) fights for the ball against Japan’s Hatate Reo in their Asian Games men’s soccer round of 16 match at Patriot Stadium in Bekasi, West Java, on Friday. (INASGOC/Hery Sudewo)

Japan and North Korea have secured the final two remaining tickets in the quarterfinals of men's soccer after defeating Malaysia and Bangladesh, respectively, on Friday.

A successful penalty conversion from Ayase Ueda in the 90th minute sent Malaysia home and put Japan through to the quarterfinals to face Saudi Arabia, which defeated China 4-3 in its round of 16 match.

North Korea knocked out Bangladesh 3-1 and will face the United Arab Emirates, which defeated host Indonesia in a penalty shootout. 

On the other side of the bracket, Uzbekistan faces South Korea while Syria will play Vietnam, the only Southeast Asian country left in the competition.

All four quarterfinals matches kick off on Monday at either Patriot Stadium in Bekasi or Wibawa Mukti Stadium in Cikarang, both in West Java.