Pathum Thani: When you challenge a teammate to a game of rock, paper, scissors to decide who takes a free-kick, it would be ideal to go on and score from it.
That was exactly what Ryunosuke Sato did on Thursday at the Thammasat Stadium as his precise 74th minute strike rounded off Japan’s 3-0 victory against Islamic Republic of Iran and sent them through to the final of the AFC U17 Asian Cup™ Thailand 2023.
Japan remain top in latest FIFA Men's World Ranking
Kuala Lumpur: Japan stayed unchanged at 20th to remain Asia's top side in the FIFA Men's World Ranking released on Thursday.
Australia are the only big movers as they climbed two spots to 27 to occupy third, bumping Korea Republic - who fell one rung down to 28th – as Asia's fourth highest team with the remaining top 10 staying unchanged.