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Former Japan striker Atsushi Yanagisawa will make a full transfer to Kyoto Sanga from Kashima Antlers, soccer sources said on Tuesday. Yanagisawa, 30, is set to formally sign the deal in the next few days with Kyoto, who have been promoted to the J. League first division this season. Yanagisawa joined Kashima in 1996 and was a member of Japan’s national squad for the 2002 World Cup cohosted by Japan and South Korea and the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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