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Japan’s Rio Olympic-bound Under-23s got off to a losing start at the Toulon International Tournament on Saturday, Makoto Teguramori’s men going down 2-1 to Paraguay in Group B.

Paraguay, which has brought its Under-21 squad to Toulon and has not qualified for Rio, capitalized on some sloppy Japanese defending to take the lead after 18 minutes, Matias Villasanti intercepting a wayward pass to set up Pedro Baez for a close-range finish.

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