Japan advances to quarterfinals

Kensuke Nagai scored a late goal Sunday to give Japan a 1-0 win over Morocco and a spot in the Olympic men’s soccer quarterfinals.

Nagai collected a long ball in the 84th minute as Morocco goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif charged off his line. The striker then sent a shot over Amsif’s head and into an empty net.

Morocco had a late chance to equalize, but forward Zakaria Labyad’s shot from close range was blocked.

Japan leads Group D with six points; Morocco is third with one point.