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AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda scored his third goal in as many games as Japan defeated Jordan 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup on Tuesday.

Honda, on target from the penalty spot in both of Japan’s wins over Palestine and Iraq, struck midway through the first half and Shinji Kagawa added a late second to ensure Javier Aguirre’s men finished top of Group D with a maximum nine points.

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