- CNTV English - CCTV News

Japan, Jordan into Asian Cup last eight

01-18-2011 16:04 BJT

DOHA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Shinji Okazaki scored a hat-trick and Ryoichi Maeda struck twice to lead Japan for a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Monday and a place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup.

Saudi Arabia had already been eliminated and created virtually no scoring chances against a superior opponent.

Also in the Group B action, Jordan beat Syria 2-1 to join Japan in the last eight. Odai Al Saify and and own goal from Suliman Al Salman give Jordan the 2-1 comeback victory. Mohamed Al Zino gave Syria an early lead.

Japan set up a meeting in the round of the last eight with the hosts Qatar after topping Group B on seven points, while Jordan, who finished second on goal difference, will meet Uzbekistan.

Kamil Mousa (front) of Saudi Arabia competes during the Asian Cup group B soccer
match against Japan in Doha, capital of Qatar, Jan. 17, 2011.(Xinhua/Chen Shaojin)

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program