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Japan plans World Cup bid despite 2016 failure

October 5, 2009
By Reuters
Japan plans to bid for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups despite Tokyo's failure to win the right to stage the 2016 Olympics.

The Japan Football Association (JFA) initially said a bid would hinge on the result of last Friday's International Olympic Committee vote in Copenhagen, won by Rio de Janeiro.

But a JFA official told Reuters on Monday there were no plans to pull out of the running for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Japanese organisers would use venues from the 2002 ...

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