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Japan's Blue Samurais bid for World Cup glory

Japan's Blue Samurais are considered the strongest team from Asia to reach the World Cup finals.

Hopes were high as Japan headed in to their first match against Ivory Coast, with 30,000 avid fans packed in to the Tokyo Dome on Sunday morning to watch the match on big screens.

The BBC's Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was among them.

  • 16 Jun 2014
  • From the section Asia
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