Japan advances to Olympic quarterfinals
By FRANK GRIFFITHS,
Updated July 29, 2012
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.