Football: Nadeshiko Japan beat Uzbekistan 2-0 in Olympic qualifying


Moeka Minami and Remina Chiba slotted early goals as Japan eased to a 2-0 victory away to Uzbekistan in Olympic women’s football qualifying Sunday.

Nadeshiko Japan’s second straight win in Group C puts them in pole position to advance to the final round of Asian qualifying, with a draw against Vietnam on Wednesday enough to see them through.

The hosts threatened early at Tashkent’s Bunyodkor Stadium before manager Futoshi Ikeda’s side began to exert control over the contest.

Minami opened the scoring off a corner kick in the 10th minute, shaking free of her marker and heading in at the back po...

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