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Japan was crowned Under-19 Asian champion for the first time on Sunday, beating Saudi Arabia 5-3 on penalties after 120 minutes failed to separate the sides in a 0-0 draw in the final at the Bahrain National Stadium.

Koki Ogawa was Japan’s hero, scoring the decisive penalty after Abdullah Magrshi missed, to finally secure Japan the trophy on its seventh appearance in the final.

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