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Japan, Australia tied 0-0 after 15 minutes

Japan, Australia tied 0-0 after 15 minutes

Japan and Australia were tied 0-0 after 15 minutes of a lively Asian Cup final on Saturday.
Harry Kewell's long-range attempt was easily caught by Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, while Matt McKay's left-foot volley sailed wide as Australia created two chances inside the first two minutes.
Japan replied with Keisuke Honda finding himself alone in front of Mark Schwarzer but the Socceroos goalkeeper smothered the ball.
Schwarzer appeared to twist his ankle awkwardly while clearing a ball but got back in the match after a few hesitant moments. With Schwarzer down, Honda shot high.