This page is now closed. Thanks for joining us. These were the updates as Japan beat Bahrain at the AFC Asian Cup 2023 on Wednesday, January 31:
- Japan stroll to a 3-1 win over Bahrain in the round of 16 at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and will face either Iran or Syria in the quarterfinals.
- The four-time champions looked to be cruising after goals either side of half-time from Ritsu Doan and Takefusa Kubo. But an own goal from goalkeeper Zion Suzuki let Bahrain back in the game until Ayase Ueda restored Japan’s cushion just under 10 minutes later.
- Iran play Syria in the final match of the last-16 round at 7pm (16:00 GMT).