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Takefusa Kubo came off the bench and set up Ritsu Doan’s winner as Japan came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in its Group D opener at the Under-20 World Cup.

Grant Margeman handed South Africa the lead in the seventh minute, but Koki Ogawa leveled three minutes after the break, and the 59th-minute introduction of the 15-year-old Kubo had a telling impact.

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