Faces of Football: Japan – a letter to the national team

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By Jack Gallagher Dear Japanese national team, Hello, my name is Yoshibumi Kagawa. I was born in Barcelona, Spain and I lived in Spain, England, the Netherlands, and Germany until I was 15 years old. I returned to Japan in 1994 and have been a huge fan of the national team ever since. The first game I really remember watching was when Japan faced off against the mighty Brazil in 1995 at the old national stadium. My greatest moment as a fan would come just a few short years later when we qualified for our first ever FIFA World Cup. Masayuki Okano’s golden goal which earned Japan qualification t…

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