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Japan’s Tokyo Olympic hopefuls struck back against their Argentine counterparts with an emphatic 3-0 win Monday, three days after losing the first of their two under-24 friendlies 1-0.

Late call-up Daichi Hayashi buried the opener on the stroke of halftime before captain Ko Itakura headed home two corners in the second half in an all-round display from the hosts at Kitakyushu Stadium in Fukuoka Prefecture.

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