• Kyodo


Members of the Japanese men’s soccer team touched down in Sydney on Sunday ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifying clash against Australia.

The Samurai Blue can book their ticket to a seventh straight World Cup with victory over the hosts at Stadium Australia on Thursday in their penultimate Asian Group B qualifier.

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