Victory by two goals would have booked the Royals´ place in the tournament showpiece but despite laying siege to the Japanese club´s goal late on, they could not produce the vital second.
Iceland defender Ivar Ingimarsson missed a hat-trick of chances while Shane Long wasted a glorious opportunity after nodding over the bar from just four yards out.
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