East Asian Cup 2017 : Japan beats China 2-1

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EAFF East Asian Cup 2017
EAFF East Asian Cup 2017

TOKYO, Dec. 12, 2017 (AMP) — Japan 2017 : Japan defeated China by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 0-0), in a East Asian Cup final round game (Final Tournament) on Tuesday night at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

China made the Japaneses doubt themselves for forty-five minutes. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with goals by Kobayashi ('84) and Shōji ('88).

The result put the Japanese top of the group with 6 points. China is third with one point. In their last game, Japan will meet second-placed South Korea at the Ajinomoto Stadium on December 16, while China will face North Korea.

Fixtures and Results : Final Tournament

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Overview

Japan at the East Asian Cup

  • 1 title (2013)
  • 7 appearances (first in 2003)
  • 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
  • Statistics: Champions (2013) Runners-up (2003, 2005, 2008) Third Place (2010) Fourth Place (2015)

China at the East Asian Cup

  • 2 titles (2005, 2010)
  • 7 appearances (first in 2003)
  • 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
  • Statistics: Champions (2005, 2010) Runners-up (2013, 2015) Third Place (2003, 2008)
Japan
2:1
China
2:1 (0:0)
  • 12 December 2017
  • 19:15
  • Tokyo

Final Tournament

TeamPts
Japan6
South Korea4
China1
North Korea0

Matches

East Asian Cup History

EAFF East Asian Cup History

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