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Olympics-Soccer-Japanese lead Asian challenge with eyes on podium  

By Editor - Sun Jul 18, 11:51 pm

Fifty-three years since winning their first and so far only Olympic medal, Japan's male footballers have their sights set on making history on home soil under Hajime Moriyasu. Kunishige Kamamoto's brace in 1968 famously earned Japan a bronze with victory over hosts Mexico, but since then there have been near misses and no medals. Confidence, however, is growing that Moriyasu's team could finally break Japan's medal hoodoo after a series of impressive results since the turn of the year.

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Olympics-Soccer-Japanese lead Asian challenge with eyes on podium

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