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Italy 4-3 Japan: Italy start terribly but Prandelli makes an early change to prompt a comeback

June 21, 2013
Italy 4-3 Japan: Italy start terribly but Prandelli makes an early change to prompt a comeback

Italy were rather fortunate to win an amazingly open match. Against Mexico, Italy were superb down the left but disappointing down the right, so Cesare Prandelli kept the left flank intact and changed two players on the right of his 4-3-2-1 – Christian Maggio replaced Ignazio Abate, while Alberto Aquilani came in for Claudio Marchisio. Alberto...
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Brazil 3-0 Japan: Brazil start the Confederations Cup with an encouraging performance

June 16, 2013
Brazil 3-0 Japan: Brazil start the Confederations Cup with an encouraging performance

Brazil scored at the start of the first half, at the start of the second half, and in the final minute. Luiz Felipe Scolari named his expected side, unchanged from the XI that defeated France 3-0 last week. Alberto Zaccheroni left out Ryoichi Maeda, using Shinji Okazaki as the lone striker, with Hiroshi Kiyotake playing on the right...
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Japan 1-0 Australia: late extra time winner

January 30, 2011
Japan 1-0 Australia: late extra time winner

Tadanari Lee scored a superb volley – his first ever international goal – to win the 2011 Asian Cup.
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Japan 2-2 S Korea: Japan through after penalties

January 25, 2011
Japan 2-2 S Korea: Japan through after penalties

South Korea failed to convert any of their three penalties in the shoot out, so Japan progress to the final.
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