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Group D: USA 0-0 Japan

Vitoria: Japan played to a 0-0 draw with USA at the Estádio Kléber Andrade on Wednesday to edge closer to the knockout stage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019.

Having opened their campaign with a 3-0 win over Netherlands, the point against USA took Japan to second in the Group D standings behind Senegal.

Senegal, who defeated Netherlands 3-1 earlier on Wednesday, are on six points and face Japan in the final group tie on Saturday.

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The Asian champions started the brimming with confidence following their comprehensive opening triumph against the Netherlands.

Much like in that match, No9 Yamato Wakatsuki was their best performer.

This time, though, there would be no goals as the USA defence proved adept at dealing with Japan's methodical offence.

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