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Japan’s 11-match unbeaten streak came to an end in its last warm-up for the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday night, Vahid Halilhodzic’s men going down 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina in the four-nation Kirin Cup final.

Hiroshi Kiyotake put Japan in front midway through the first half at Suita Stadium, but menacing Cesena striker Milan Duric’s second brace of the tournament secured the Bosnians the silverware after a pulsating contest.

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