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Japan beats Paraguay 1-0 in friendly

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Friendly? Yeah...the J-TV was calling it a World Cup REVENGE match.

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GO JAPAN!

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well done japan keep it up!

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PAchi!pachi! Japan! ♥

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Well done Japan! Good to see.

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If they can keep up this momentum, Japan will most certainly progress on the international stage -- and hopefully stay there. Good job.

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i was there last night. it was soooo freakin awesome!!! CONGRATS TO THE J-BOYS!!!

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world cup REVENGE match. LOL laughable....

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Job well done! Revenge game was a huge success!!

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"Zac Japan" gets off to a flying start at the helm of Japan - well done. It will be a tough act to better The Great Okada, who guided the Samurai to unprecedented highs at the World Cup.

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Zaccheroni hasn't done anything yet, not only because of the work permit but also because no serious coach sits on the bench just after his arrival with a team of players he didn't choose. It'll be the same against Guatemala. Zac Japan should make its first official appearance against Argentina in October.

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Now, if they can just do this outside Japan....

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"Now, if they can just do this outside Japan...."

They can. You probably missed a certain major football event this summer.

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They lost to Paraguay there. They need to beat Paraguay outside Japan.

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I don't understand this "outside Japan" rubbish every time a Japanese team (not only football) wins on own soil. The JT public loves to harp on about the fact they believe any Japanese team can only win on their home soil.

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roomtemperature,

Pretty much. Before this year's World Cup, Japan has never won a WC game outside its own shores. For progress, Japan needs to beat WC-quality opposition overseas a bit more often.

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"For progress, Japan needs to beat WC-quality opposition overseas a bit more often."

How would beating WC-quality teams outside Japan (not on home soil) benefit their progress? I mean, what's the difference between winning at home or away when it comes to progress?

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roomtemperature,

Because 99% of the time, the World Cup is not played on one's home soil (and that goes for any nation). Teams who know they could win outside their home soil against WC-quality opposition develop the confidence necessary to consistently do well in the World Cup. That's the progress.

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