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Kuala Lumpur: Shinji Kagawa's stoppage time goal ensured Japan a share of the spoils as their friendly against Haiti in Yokohama ended 3-3 on Tuesday.

It had all started perfectly for Japan, preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia, as they raced into a two-goal lead by the 17th minute.

Midfielder Shu Kurata gave Japan the lead in the seventh minute and Kenyu Sugimoto (picture below) doubled their advantage in the 17th.

Haiti, however, pulled themselves back into the tie through Kevin Pierre Lafrance in the 28th minute.

A brace by Duckens Nazon in the 53rd and 78th minutes meant Haiti were on the cusp of a famous victory.

Japan, however, threw everything forward and Kagawa was at the right place at the right time to pull off a draw for his team.

The draw against Haiti followed the 2-1 win over New Zealand in another friendly played on Friday.

Korea Republic, meanwhile, fell 3-1 to Morocco in a friendly at the Tissot Arena in Biel, Switzerland.

Korea Republic, who are preparing for their 10th appearance at the FIFA World Cup, found themselves trailing as early as the seventh minute through Oussama Tannane's strike.

Tannane made it 2-0 for Morocco just four minutes later and it was a deficit the East Asians were not going to recover from.

Rachid Alioui further widened Morocco's lead two minutes into the second half and Son Heung-min's strike from the penalty spot in the 66th minute was a mere consolation for Korea Republic. 

Islamic Republic of Iran, meanwhile, came close to notching a win over FIFA World Cup 2018 hosts Russia but finally had to settle for a draw.

Sardar Azmoun gave Iran the lead in the 57th minute but Russia equalised through Dmitry Poloz in the 74th minute.

Saudi Arabia, Asia's fourth FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia qualifiers, were beaten 3-0 by Ghana in their friendly in Jeddah.  

Kasim Nuhu gave the visitors the lead just before half-time and an Osama Hawsawi own goal in the 68th minute widened Ghana's advantage.

Thomas Partey then struck in the 89th minute to seal Ghana's win. 

Photos: AFP / Getty Images / Korea Football Association