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Saints defender plays 90 minutes in Japan victory
4:16pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Sport
SAINTS defender Maya Yoshida played the whole 90 minutes as Japan beat Latvia 3-0 in a friendly in Kobe this afternoon.
Stuttgart striker Shinji Okazaki scored twice and Keisuke Honda also netted.
It was a good win for Yoshida and his country, who next month face a World Cup qualifier in Jordan. A victory would see them clinch a fifth straight World Cup appearance in Brazil next year.