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The Japan men’s Olympic soccer team left for Brazil on Thursday, with coach Makoto Teguramori saying the young Samurai Blue will go all in for their first match against Nigeria.

“We’ll be at our peak for the first game,” Teguramori said at Haneda airport, referring to the Aug. 4 Group B match in Manaus. “That game will make or break our medal chances.”

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