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Japan advances to Olympic quarterfinals

By FRANK GRIFFITHS,

Associated Press

Updated July 29, 2012

(AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) Kensuke Nagai scored a late goal Sunday to give Japan a 1-0 win over Morocco and a spot in the Olympic soccer quarterfinals.

Nagai collected a long ball in the 84th minute as Morocco goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif charged off his line. The striker then sent a shot over Amsif's head and into an empty net.

Morocco had a late chance to equalize, but forward Zakaria Labyad's shot from close range was blocked.

Japan leads Group D with six points while Morocco is third with one point.

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