Japan’s Akimoto scores upset against Slovenia[more]
Daisuke Obara, who scored the 1-1 goal, tries to defeat Slovenian goalkeeper Andrej Hocevar. Photo: Kim Soohan
GOYANG – Japan defeated Slovenia 2-1 to earn its first victory ever against this opponent. Slovenia had previously held a 5W-1T record against the Asians. Austria beat Ukraine 3-2 in overtime in the early game.