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Talismanic striker Younis Mahmoud was on target but also missed a penalty as Iraq overcame a stubborn Palestine 2-0 on Tuesday to set up an Asian Cup quarterfinal with old rival Iran.

The 2007 champions were not at their best but goals by Mahmoud and a late second from Ahmed Yaseen sent them through from Group D as runners-up behind defending champion Japan, which made it three wins out of three by beating Jordan 2-0 in Melbourne.

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