Japan to make final decision Friday

March 19, 2003
TOKYO -- Japan might cancel two exhibition soccer games next week in the United States because of the increasing likelihood of war in Iraq.

The Japanese are set to leave Sunday to play Uruguay in San Diego on March 26 and the United States in Seattle three days later.

"We need to monitor the situation very closely,'' Japan Football Association chairman Saburo Kawabuchi said Wednesday. "There is still time before we depart.''

Kawabuchi said a final decision ...

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