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Yui Narumiya struck a goal in each half of Monday’s 3-0 win over Vietnam, as two-time defending champions Japan booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Asian Cup in India.

With a maximum six points from their two matches, Nadeshiko Japan are guaranteed to advance as one of Group C’s top two teams to the knockout stage of the tournament, which doubles as a qualifier for next year’s World Cup.

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