Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako has led Japan with two goals in the final of the soccer Asia championship. The attacker scored the 3:0 (0:0)-semi-final success against Iran, the first two hits.

After his opening goal in the 56. Minute, the first goal for Iran in the tournament, turned Osako eleven minutes later, a controversial penalty for 2:0. Genki Haraguchi from Hannover 96 in the injury time of the final point.

record champion Japan plays on Friday to be his fifth Triumph of the Asiencup. The opponent will be determined on Tuesday between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. For Iran, it was the sixth semi-final defeat at the Asiencup since the last tournament victory in 1976.


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