Japan starts Asian Cup with win over Turkmenistan

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Japan starts Asian Cup with win over Turkmenistan

Japan’s quest for a record fifth Asian Cup title got going with a 3-2 victory over Turkmenistan

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japan’s quest for a record fifth Asian Cup title got going Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over Turkmenistan.

After giving up an early goal, the Japanese scored three in quick succession to turn the game around.

Yuya Osako scored in the 56th and 60th minutes and Ritsu Doan made it 3-1 in the 71st.

Arslanmurat Amanov scored with long-range shot to give Turkmenistan — the Asian Cup’s second lowest-ranked team — the lead in…

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