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Record-breaking Australia beat Vietnam and Japan bounce back

Record-breaking Australia beat Vietnam and Japan bounce back

CNA DOHA: Australia beat Vietnam 1-0 on Tuesday (Sep 7) to become the first AFC nation to win 10 successive World Cup qualifiers while Japan edged China by the same score to rebound after a shock defeat to Oman last week. Australia's victory, courtesy of Rhyan Grant's first-half winner, left the Socceroos on two wins from two in Group B. Played behind closed doors at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi because of COVID-19 restrictions, Australia struggled to get past Vietnam's disciplined defence