• Kyodo


Japan took revenge for its 2002 Asian U-20 Championship Final loss with a dramatic and improbable golden-goal victory over archrival South Korea to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.

Two goals from second-half substitute Daisuke Sakata, including a golden goal in the last minute of the first extra-time period, sent Japan through to the last eight, where it will now play the winner of the Brazil and Slovakia clash in Dubai on Friday.

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