DOHA, Qatar — Japan won the Asian Cup 2011 for a record fourth time Saturday, defeating Australia 1-0 .
The lone goal was scored by substitute Tadanari Lee in extra time, a left-footed volley in the 109th minute. He was left unmarked from 10 yards out and beat Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Lee then ran to the center circle and fired a symbolic arrow into the night sky.
Japan midfielder Keisuka Honda was voted the tournament’s most valuable player.