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  • July 15, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Australia - With both quarterfinal spots from Group D up for grabs, Japan, Jordan and Iraq have plenty to play for Tuesday. [b]Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Womens Jersey[/b] . Japan needs just a draw from its last group match against Jordan to advance, while Iraq will be looking for a big score over Palestine to boost its chances.Heres some things to watch:___JAPAN VS. JORDAN (0900 GMT): Defending champion and tournament favourite Japan and Jordan will be playing for Asian Cup quarterfinal spots when they meet at Melbournes rectangular stadium.Japan leads Group D with six points and needs only a draw to advance. Jordan shares second spot with Iraq and must win by a decent margin to ensure it advances to the final eight.Japan and Jordan have won one match each from their previous four encounters. Jordan could hold a psychological edge after downing Japan 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match in their previous encounter in 2013.Keisuke Honda has scored in three of his last four internationals for Japan, including penalties in both Asian Cup group matches so far.But he hit the post twice from close range and smashed a long-range shot into the crossbar in the 1-0 win over Iraq and later vowed: I will score next game.Hamza Al Dardour scored four goals and set up another in Jordans 5-1 win over Palestine.Its back to the drawing board because the game we face now is critical for us, Jordan coach Ray Wilkins said after the big win over Palestine. Weve done a good job tonight, but the next game is crucial.Jordan also hopes to have striker Ahmad Hayel available to play against Japan after he missed Fridays match due to dehydration. Hayel experienced dizziness, nausea and vomited during a protracted attempt to submit a urine sample after Jordans opening 1-0 loss to Iraq in Brisbane.___IRAQ VS. PALESTINE (0900 GMT): The Iraq squad will like its chances of advancing to the quarterfinals with a big win over a Palestine lineup that has conceded nine goals in its first two games.Iraq, the 2007 Asian Cup champion, is level in second place with Jordan on three points, behind Japan on six.Of course our ticket to qualifying for the next round will be (against Palestine), Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishel said after a 1-0 loss to Japan last week. Palestine will want to come up with a positive result to leave this competition. It wont be easy.Iraq has won six of its last eight matches against Palestine dating back to 2004, and drew the remaining two. In their last three matches, Iraq scored a combined 10 goals and didnt concede any against Palestine.Palestine scored its first-ever Asian Cup goal in its 5-1 loss to Jordan on Friday when midfielder Jaka Hbaisha converted a set piece in the 85th minute. [b]Jim McMahon Jersey[/b] . James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs. [b]Richard Dent Jersey[/b] . In five games last month, Billings led all scorers with 11 goals, 27 assists and 38 points as the Rock posted a 2-3 record.Prague, Czech Republic- Seeking a spot on the European Ryder Cup team, Jamie Donaldson grabbed an early, 1-shot lead following the first round at the inaugural Czech Masters. Donaldson, who has not won on the European Tour this season, fired a 6-under 66 on Thursday at Albatross Golf Resort. Donaldson, a two-time winner on tour, has not won since the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship last year. "I know what Ive got to do this week so its just a case of going out and doing it," said Donaldson. "Its another golf tournament where youve got to go out there and play as well as you can and content to win the tournament. Im in a position to do that now. I just need more of the same over the next three rounds." Mikael Lundberg is right on Donaldsons heels after his opening-round, 5-under 67. Bradley Dredge, who finished runner-up to Marc Warren at last weeks Made in Denmark, headlines a group of 10 players sitting two shots back at 4-under 68. Dredge is joined by Paul Waring, Kenneth Ferrie, Danny Willett, John Hahn, Keith Horne, Lee Slattery, Soren Kjeldsen, Matthew Nixon and S.S.P. Chowrasia. Donaldson started off strong, coming out of the gates with a birdie at the par-5 first to get into red numbers early. Donaldson briefly dropped back to even-par with a bogey at the third, but he got that shot right back with his second gain at No. 4. Following three straight pars, Donaldson got to 3-under for the day with back- to-back birdies at eight and nine. After making the turn with a par on 10, Donaldson tripped to his second bogey of the day at the par-4 11th. Like hiss first bogey, Donaldson atoned for his mistake right away with his fifth birdie on the par-5 12th. [b]Tarik Cohen Bears Jersey[/b]. . Donaldson added another birdie at 14 before rattling off two straight pars on 15 and 16. He shot to the top of the leaderboard with a pair of birdies at 17 and 18, both par-4s, to get to minus-6. "It was a good day," Donaldson said. "I played nicely - the course was playing tough early on, quite windy and then died down late, but that finish is pretty tough, so Im happy with the result." Like Donaldson, Lundberg was playing in the afternoon and he too got off to a hot start with birdies at one and two to quickly get to 2-under. After two straight pars, Lundberg picked up his third birdie at the par-4 fifth. Lundbergs first and only mistake of the first round came at No. 7, when he dropped a shot with a bogey at the par-3. Lundberg made the turn with two pars at eight and nine before pouring in his fourth birdie at the 10th. Two more birdies at 12 and 13 preceded a string of five straight pars to end Lundbergs round, putting him one behind Donaldson. "I played really steady and really solid," Lundberg stated. "I only made one mistake today and made some putts so it doesnt get much better than that." NOTES: Entering this week, Donaldson currently sits at No. 8 in the Ryder Cup world points and No. 5 in the European points ... Donaldson finished tied for second at the WGC-Cadillac Championship this year ... 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