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Japan got its World Cup qualifying final-round campaign up and running by beating Thailand 2-0 in Bangkok on Tuesday night for its first win in Asian zone Group B.

Genki Haraguchi opened the scoring in the 18th minute at a packed but rain-soaked Rajamangala Stadium, before Takuma Asano bagged the second with 15 minutes left in a victory that was far more comfortable than the final scoreline would suggest.

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