Asian Cup 2015: Japan and Iraq progress to quarter-finals with wins

• Japan 2-0 Jordan; Iraq 2-0 Palestine
• Japan to play UAE and Iraq to face Iran
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Keisuke Honda scored in a third straight Asian Cup game as Japan fought off a determined Jordan to advance to the quarter-finals as group winners on Tuesday.

Iraq followed Japan from Group D after Younis Mahmoud and Ahmed Yasin gave them a 2-0 victory over the already-eliminated Palestine. Japan will face the United Arab Emirates in Sydney on Friday, while Iraq play Iran in Canberra.

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