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With competition among domestic players heating up for a place on Japan’s Under-23 London Olympic team, Kyoto Sanga striker Takumi Miyayoshi seized his chance to impress with the winning goal as Takashi Sekizuka’s side beat J. League leaders Vegalta Sendai 1-0 in a practice match to wrap up their three-day training camp on Wednesday.

Miyayoshi, among a sprinkling of new faces looking to stake their claim for a place in the 18-man Olympic squad, struck with a clever finish in the 52nd minute of a game in which all 22 of Sekizuka’s members saw playing time.

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