Japan stuns World Cup champs Spain at Olympics — Among country’s greatest wins ever (VIDEO)

Published: July 27th, 2012 at 12:33 am ET
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Title: Japan beats Spain 1-0 in Olympic football, threatening Spaniards’ chances of gold medal
Source: AP
Date: July 26, 2011


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Japan produced a major shock in men’s Olympic football on Thursday, beating medal favorites Spain 1-0 with pace and guile in a match that could have ended in a rout had the finishing been more accurate.

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“It feels good to have beaten Spain,” Japan forward Kensuke Nagai said. “We have never beaten them before at any level. We look forward to now trying to get to the next stage (of the tournament).”

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Spain, touted as one of the favorites to win a gold medal

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The victory against Spain rates among Japan’s greatest.

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Published: July 27th, 2012 at 12:33 am ET
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