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Yosuke Ideguchi scored with virtually the last kick of the game to give Japan a 1-0 win over North Korea on Saturday in its opening game of the E-1 Football Championship.

Japan went into the match at Ajinomoto Stadium without its unavailable European-based players, with manager Vahid Halilhodzic fielding an entirely J. League-based team featuring only one player with more than 10 international caps.

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