• Kyodo


Japan will play the Czech Republic and Peru in the Kirin Cup in the Asian champions’ first official friendlies since the March 11 earthquake, the Japan Football Association announced on Monday.

Alberto Zaccheroni’s side will first host Peru in Niigata on June 1 before taking on the Czech Republic six days later at Yokohama. The visitors will play each other on June 4 in Nagano.

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