Confederations Cup: Japan

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FILE - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, then-Algeria's head coach Vahid Halilhodzic gestures during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Japanese soccer association said Thursday, March 5, 2015 it has reached an agreement with Halilhodzic to become national team coach. Masahiro Shimoda, the Japan Football Association's technical committee chairman, says the association is expected to approve the deal at a meeting of its executive board on March 12. Japanese media reported that the 62-year-old Bosnian will be paid an annual salary of $2.2 million. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

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After getting shut out by Brazil in its opening match, Japan has ground to make up at the Confed Cup.

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