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AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final

Japan eliminates host nation at the AFC Asian Cup being held in Qatar

AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Makoto Hasebe of Japan dodges a defender during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal between Japan and Qatar at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21. Japan won the match 3-2 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Shinji Kagawa of Japan leaps over an opponent during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal between Japan and Qatar at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21. Japan won 3-2 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Japanese team players sing their national anthem before the start of their AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match against Qatar at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21. Japan went on to win the match 3-2 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni gestures during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match between Japan and Qatar at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Shinji Okazaki of Japan with the ball during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match between Japan and Qatar at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Masahiko Inoha of Japan celebrates with teammates after scoring his third goal in the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match between Japan and Qatar on January 21 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Masayuki Inoha of Japan in action during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal between Japan and Qatar on January 21 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Shinji Kagawa of Japan with the ball during the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal between Japan and Qatar on January 21 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
The Japan team celebrates after winning the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match between Japan and Qatar at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21. Japan beat Qatar 3-2 to go into the semifinals (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni celebrates with Makoto Hasebe of Japan team captain after their 3-2 win against Qatar in the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinal match at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha on January 21 (Getty Images)
AFC Asian Cup — Qatar vs Japan quarter final
Keisuke Honda of Japan waves while doing a lap of honour after his team beat Qatar 3-2 in the quarterfinal match of the AFC Asian Cup at Al Gharafa Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on January 21 (Getty Images)