Ahmed Yaseen Gheni of Iraq (C) celebrates scoring against Palestine during their Group D football match of the AFC Asian Cup in Canberra on January 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS
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Golden boys Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa fired holders Japan into the Asian Cup quarterfinals Tuesday as Iraq again owed a debt of gratitude to evergreen striker Younis Mahmoud.AC Milan's Honda ran riot in the 2-0 win over Jordan, scoring the opener and hitting the post late on, while Kagawa got his first of the tournament late in the game.Okazaki blasted into the side-netting as Aguirre's men pressed, but Jordan came out a side refreshed after the break, pushing Japan back in their best spell of the game.Honda had the ball in the net in the 58th minute, before it was chalked off for offside, and he then tested the busy goalkeeper Amer Shafi from the edge of the box.
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