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SAITAMA — Vissel Kobe secured their first-division survival and condemned FC Tokyo to an astonishing relegation with a 4-0 demolition of Urawa Reds on the final day of the J. League season on Saturday.

Vissel began the day a point behind Tokyo in the third and final relegation place, knowing only a win would be enough to stand a chance of staying up, and even then only if the capital-city side failed to beat second-from-bottom Kyoto Sanga.

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