19 Jun '11, 11pm

Japan, Oman, Palestinians win Olympic qualifiers

TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshi Kiyotake scored one goal and set up another as Japan defeated Kuwait 3-1 in the first leg of 2012 London Olympics qualifying on Sunday, while Oman stunned China 1-0 and the Palestinians upset Bahrain by the same score. Cerezo Osaka midfielder Kiyotake was left unmarked in front of the Kuwait goal and headed home Yusuke Koga's cross in the 18th minute to give the hosts the lead. "It was important to get off to a good start," said Kiyotake. "We were able to establish momentum early and that should help us in the next match." Defender Mizuki Hamada doubled it in the 37th minute with a header from Kiyotake's corner kick. Yuya Osaka made it 3-0 in the 61st minute but Jaber Jazea reduced Japan's lead seven minutes later with what could be a crucial away goal for Maher Alshemmari's side. The second leg of the home-and-away contest is on Thursday. The ...

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