Japan booked their place in the Asian Cup final by beating rivals South Korea on penalties following a thrilling encounter at Al Gharafa Stadium.
Ki Sung-yong’s 23rd-minute penalty put the Koreans ahead before Ryoichi Maeda levelled nine minutes before half-time.
Neither side were able to add a second before the end of 90 minutes, taking the game to extra time. Hajime Hosogai’s 97th-minute goal put the Japanese ahead only for Hwang Jae-won to strike with seconds remaining to force penalties.
Keisuke Honda, Shinji Okazaki and Yasuyuki Konno all scored from their spot-kicks while South Korea failed to convert theirs to send Japan through to the final.