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Japan coach Javier Aguirre tasted defeat in his first game in charge as the Asian champion went down 2-0 to Uruguay in a friendly on Friday night.

Edinson Cavani took advantage of sloppy defending to put Copa America holder Uruguay in front on 34 minutes, and substitute Abel Hernandez capped a miserable debut for Aguirre by slotting home the second midway through the second half at Sapporo Dome.

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