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Japan coach talks up potential of his players

January 1, 2009
Japan coach Takeshi Okada believes that Japanese footballers can be just as good as their counterparts from Europe or South America if they improve their technical ability.

Okada turned a number of heads last month when he set his team the ambitious target of a semi-final spot at the 2010 World Cup.

The 52-year-old believes it to be a realistic goal and in an interview published in the Daily Yomiuri on New Year's Day, he suggested that anything is possible for the Japanese players ...

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