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Asian champions

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Japan's Yasuhito Endo, center, holds aloft the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after their 1-0 Asian Cup final soccer match win against Australia at Khalifa stadium in Doha on Saturday. See story here.

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Congratulations, Japan, well done!

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Just after the victory, Nagatomo emailed a footballer/newscaster saying "We have a long way to go" ("Mada Mada Desu").

Keep that actively negative attitude and the rest will be history.

And make Nagamoto a forward.

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KEEP that positive attitude and the rest is history, and a great future for Japanese football congrats.

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Great goal to win it also thought the aussie captain Lucas Neill was classy shaking all the japanese players hands striaght after the final whistle.Guess he will retire now but hi was a class act

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Sour grapes in this house! Have the day off so I am allowed to sulk today. Well done to the Japanese - tactical switching by Zaccheroni a master stroke.

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That was quite a spectacular goal. And well deserved; for most of the time, the boys in blue dominated the game.

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kawashima was their best player on the day. great goal, their best chance to score, and they did. well done. heard one commentator say excitedly during the game, 'nice samurai!' ha.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Japan!!

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Congratulations Japan. Good game, and great goal. And I say that as an Aussie.

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luvvly jubbly!

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congrats japan... those little cups are good for sake drinking.

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yeah omedetou japan you are the winner of afc.

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Actually I think they were generally outplayed and Kawashima saved their butts to a great extent.The Aussies were very disappointing in front of goal and that solitary goal was a screamer.Happy to lose to a good team in open play.I was dreading penalties.So congrats Japan!Looking forward to more contests like this.

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Superb!Eat yer heart oot Ki!

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Three cheers for japan a great result

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It's about time. Lat time they played Australia they had a shocker.

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Way to go guys! congratulations on an outstanding game! Go Japan!

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Congrats.

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Good Job Japan!!!!

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Good for them! They absolutely earned this.

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Some awful looking knees here, ha ha!

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And they all get little omiyage cups!

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This was amazing. My husband and I watched the game and I am proud of Japan! Congratulations Blue Samurai!

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