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    Japan's home away from home

    United by a love of football which has seen Zico and Kazu Miura trade countries, Brazil and Japan have a over a century of history between them. FIFA.com looks at football's connection between the two lands.
  • Brazil 2013 in quotes

    Brazil 2013 in quotes

    FIFA.com brings you the best quotes from the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, including Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta's thoughts on competing at the world stage and NBA star Kobe Bryant's opinion of football's passionate atmosphere.

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    Fixtures and Results

    First stage - Group A
    15 June BRA3:0 (1:0)SummaryHighlights JPN
    19 June ITA4:3 (1:2)SummaryHighlights JPN
    22 June JPN1:2 (0:0)SummaryHighlights MEX

    Standings

    TeamMPGFGAPts
    BRA3929
    ITA3886
    MEX3353
    JPN3490
    • Japan national team head coach Takeshi Okada (C) walks past the official uniform
    • Yuto Nagatomo of Japan competes with Ismail Al Hamadi of the United Arab Emirates
    • South Korea's midfielder Park Ji-Sung (C) scores his team's first goal against Japan
    • Midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura of Japan
    • Japan's coach Takeshi Okada (C) talks to his players before a practice session
    • Japan's  coach Takeshi Okada looks at his players
    Japan
    Japan are taking part in their fifth FIFA Confederations Cup, eight years since their last outing at Germany 2005. The Samurai Blue have accrued more...

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    Previous FIFA Confederations Cup matches

    Germany 2005
    22 june JPN2:2 (1:2)BRA
    19 june GRE0:1 (0:0)JPN
    16 june JPN1:2 (1:1)MEX
    France 2003
    22 june JPN0:1 (0:0)COL
    20 june FRA2:1 (1:0)JPN
    18 june NZL0:3 (0:1)JPN