Japan Punches Ticket to Russia (Japan in Photos)

Japanese midfielder Ideguchi Yōsuke celebrates after netting Japan’s second goal in its 2–0 win against Australia at Saitama Stadium on August 31, 2017. The victory against the Socceroos assured the men’s national soccer team a spot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with one game remaining in the qualifying round. Japan has now qualified for six consecutive World Cup finals. (© Jiji)

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