30 Jan 2011

Japan land record fourth Asian Cup title

7:13 am on 30 January 2011

Japan has beaten Australia with an extra time goal to win a record fourth Asian football Cup title in Doha.

Substitute Tadanari Lee struck a stunning left-foot volley in the second period of extra time to end the Socceroos' hopes at Khalifa Stadium.

Lee was afforded the freedom of the penalty area in the 109th minute to fire in a Yuto Nagatomo cross from the left as the Blue Samurai sealed a narrow victory.