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Palmeiras manager Oswaldo Oliveira has ruled out the possibility of becoming Japan national team coach, telling Brazilian television on Tuesday that he was hurt at not getting a crack at the job previously.

Oliveira, who won three consecutive J. League championship crowns with Kashima Antlers from 2007, was thought to be among around five names on a shortlist to take over the Blue Samurai reins in the wake of the sacking of scandal-tainted Mexican coach Javier Aguirre.

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