Southampton’s Yoshida leads Japan to Asian Cup quarter-final win over Vietnam

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida captained Japan to a 1-0 victory over Vietnam to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup.

Yoshida looked to have given the Samurai Blue the lead after 24 minutes in Al Maktoum when he headed home from a corner.

However, the goal was ruled out following a review by the Video Assistant Referee, being used in the tournament for the first time, and it was decided the ball had gone in off his hand.

On 57 minutes, VAR was called upon again after Vietnam goalkeeper Bui Tien Dung was judged to have brought down Ritsu Doan, with the Groningen midfielder getting up to convert the resulting penalty.

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