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Japan tipped for 2014 quarters

April 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
Former Japan captain Tsuneyasu Miyatomo believes his nation can win the World Cup within the next 20 years, and predicts the Samurai Blue will qualify for the quarter-finals of next year's tournament in Brazil.

Japan are in a prime position to qualify for the 2014 World Cup - which would be their fifth consecutive since making a breakthrough in 1998 - sitting atop Group B in the AFC standings.

They have not yet progressed beyond the round of 16, but Miyatomo, a former Red Bull ...

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