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Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa both missed penalties and Japan’s hopes of defending its Asian Cup title were shattered with a sudden-death 5-4 shootout defeat to the United Arab Emirates after a 1-1 extra-time draw in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Japan fell behind to an early strike from Ali Mabkhout but after a spell of intense second-half pressure, substitute Gaku Shibasaki smashed home the equalizer in the 81st minute.

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