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Japan’s ‘generation next’ clinches World Cup qualification

Nation hails a 'changing of the guard' as win over Australia puts 'Blue Samurai' on the plane to Russia next year; doubts linger as to manager's future, however

September 1, 2017 2:52 PM (UTC+8)
Japan's Ideguchi Yosuke (left) celebrates his goal with teammate Yuto Nagatomo. Photo: Reuters / Toru Hanai
Japan's Ideguchi Yosuke (left) celebrates his goal with teammate Yuto Nagatomo. Photo: Reuters / Toru Hanai
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