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RIFU, Miyagi Pref. — Super sub Mitsuo Ogasawara came off the bench to score the winner as Japan came back from 4-2 down to secure a memorable 5-4 win over Honduras before a breathless crowd at Miyagi Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Atsushi Yanagisawa scored twice and Naohiro Takahara and Shunsuke Nakamura once each while Honduras captain Wilber Velasquez bagged a hat-trick as Japan repeatedly came back the dead before Ogasawara collected the ball on the edge of the area in the 78th minute and fired in a brilliant right-footed strike.

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