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The J. League on Monday announced the cancellation of all matches in March in the first and second divisions as well as the Nabisco Cup, while the Japan Football Association backtracked on its decision to host a pair of friendlies later this month, saying it was now “keeping all options open.”

A total of 41 games were postponed to a date yet to be determined after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, leading to a nuclear power plant crisis in Fukushima Prefecture and a serious shortage of electricity in the eastern part of the country.

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