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Japan will play Brazil at Tokyo’s National Stadium on June 6 in preparation for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Japan Football Association said Wednesday.

The friendly against the five-time World Cup winners, currently No. 1 in world, will be one of four games the Samurai Blue will play during the upcoming international match window, including a June 2 clash against Paraguay in Sapporo and a two-round Kirin Cup tournament on June 10 (Kobe) and 14 (Osaka).

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