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Ritsu Doan’s brace erased a two-goal deficit as Japan reached the knockout phase of the Under-20 World Cup with a 2-2 Group D draw to Italy on Saturday.

Italy went up by two after just seven minutes behind goals from Riccardo Orsolini and Giuseppe Panico, but Doan struck on either side of halftime as Atsushi Uchiyama’s men qualified for the round of 16 as one of the four best third-place sides in the 24-team field.

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