Soccer: Kagawa looking to banish Asian Cup ghosts vs UAE

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11:54 29 Aug 2016

SAITAMA, Japan, Aug. 29, Kyodo

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is anticipating to practice his demons and assistance Japan get off to a winning start in a final Asian turn of 2018 World Cup qualifiers when they face a United Arab Emirates in Group B in Saitama on Thursday.

UAE wrecked Japan’s bid for a second uninterrupted Asian Cup pretension with a 5-4 chastisement shootout win after a 1-1 extra-time pull in a quarterfinals of final year’s contest in Australia.

Kagawa missed his mark flog when he strike a post in a shootout and Ismail Ahmed kept his cold to purloin in a wilful chastisement and set UAE adult with a assembly with hosts Australia in a semis.

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