Soccer-Japan sign off with win to end Iraq’s World Cup bid (Reuters)

* Late Okazaki strike hands Japan win * Iraq’s World Cup hopes end in defeat (Adds details, quotes) June 11 (Reuters) – Asian champions Japan finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Iraq in Doha on Tuesday that ended the West Asian nation’s slim hopes of joining them in Brazil. Iraq enjoyed plenty of possession and created lots of chances in the searing Qatari heat but could not find a way through and Japan made them pay with an 89th-minute goal on the counter from Shinji Okazaki. …

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