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Brazil, Japan take friendly battle to France

Brazil will play Japan in a friendly on November 10 in the northern French city of Lille, according to sources.

Brazil player Neymar (R) vies for the ball with South Africa player Abbubaker Mobara, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games First Round Group A men’s football match Brazil vs South Africa, at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on August 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO

La Voix du Nord newspaper said the staging of the match was driven by Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic, formerly manager of both Lille and Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1.

Brazil and Japan have both already qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.


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