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World Cup striker Shinji Okazaki sent newly appointed national team coach Alberto Zaccheroni a timely message with a trademark header as Shimizu S-Pulse held holders FC Tokyo to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Nabisco Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday.

FC Tokyo had enjoyed slightly better chances in a tepid affair at Ajinomoto Stadium, but with Zaccheroni watching from the stands, Okazaki put Shimizu in front midway through the second half.

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