JAPAN are in deep trouble after they played to a 2-2 draw against Pakistan in Group A of the Asia Cup in Bangladesh Friday.
The draw has made it difficult for Japan to reach the Round Robbin and challenge for a World Cup berth.
Now, Japan must hammer Bangladesh in their last match and hope India beats Pakistan to make the second round.
Pakistan: Arslan Qadir 16th, Umar Bhutta 50th.
Japan: Kenta Tanaka 22nd, Heita Yoshihara 29th,.