Japan opens Asian Cup with 4-0 win over Palestine

Japan’s Yohei Toyoda is tackled by Palestine’s Musab Battat, left, and Tamer Salah, right, during the AFC Asia Cup soccer match between Japan and Palestine in Newcastle, Australia, Monday, January 12, 2014.

Defending champion Japan won its first match of this year’s Asian Cup, beating newcomer Palestine 4-0 Monday in its opening Group D match.

Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored in the first half to give Japan a big lead against the tournament debutants in wet and windy conditions at Hunter Stadium.
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