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Japan Olympic team manager Makoto Teguramori believes his side is capable of winning gold at this summer’s Rio Games, but there are too many factors clouding the water to predict anything for certain.

Teguramori named his 18-man squad for the Aug. 3-20 Olympic soccer tournament last Friday, largely keeping faith with the players who booked Japan’s place by winning the Asian Under-23 Championship in Qatar in January. Japan has been drawn with Sweden, Nigeria and Colombia in an extremely competitive Group B, but Teguramori believes in his players’ abilities.

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