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Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda is itching to kick off his Australian adventure with Melbourne Victory on Saturday after a long wait through the A-League’s “weird” and “unique” preseason.

As the league’s highest-profile signing, Honda arrived in Australia to much fanfare in August, but with A-League champion Victory eliminated from the preseason FFA Cup early, the 32-year-old has barely even kicked a ball.

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