Iran rating 96th-minute winner to stun Japan and attain Asian Cup semis


DOHA: Iran will play hosts and holders Qatar or Uzbekistan within the Asian Cup semifinals after Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored a 96th-minute penalty for a dramatic 2-1 win over Japan on Saturday.
It was a shocking comeback from Iran, who have been behind on the break however roared again to dump out the pre-tournament favorites and hold alive their dream of a primary Asian title since 1976.
Hidemasa Morita gave Japan, who have been trying to raise the trophy for a record-extending fifth time, the lead halfway by means of the primary half in entrance of 36,000 at Training Metropolis Stadium.