The Japanese Football Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary and as part of the celebrations the country's national soccer side arrived in the U.
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Background: The Japanese Football Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary and as part of the celebrations the country's national soccer side arrived in the U.K. last Sunday for a short tour. Today the team trained at the ground of Tottenham Football Club in Hertfordshire. During their ten day stay the team will play two matches against English sides and give a number of judo displays. The tour was organised by the Japan Trade Centre in London.
SYNOPSIS: A squad of 25 japanese soccer players has arrived in English for a ten day tour. The players side which has steadily improved its standard in the past few years. Their first training session was held at the ground of Tottenham Hotspur in Hertfordshire. During their stay the team will play again the English sides Bury an Portsmouth. The players will also give a number of demonstrations and show alms of Japan.
The visit was arranged by the Japan Trade Centre in London. It coincides with celebrations to ma??? the 50th anniversary of the japanese Football Association. In the past few years Japan has played host to a number of too English football sides which has helped stimulate interest in the sport. Now some 25,000 people in schools and clubs play the game.