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Canada beat Japan in final pre-World Cup friendly

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By Chris Smith The Canadian Men’s National Team beat Japan 2-1 on Thursday in their final friendly before the start of their World Cup campaign. John Herdman’s side are preparing for their first appearance at the tournament since 1986 and just their second of all time after finishing above Mexico and the United States in Concacaf qualifying. The CanMNT open their campaign against Belgium on Wednesday but before then, Herdman wanted one last challenge against the sort of strong opposition they can expect in Qatar. Things didn’t start well at Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, with Japan opening the s…

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