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Date: October 12
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
Both France and Japan have started their World Cup Qualifications well.
Les Bleus, as we know, are in the same group as Spain and will have a very hard time finishing higher than the current World and European Champions. But the French have started their group well, with wins against Finland and Belarus.
Japan are in an even better position than France, with 10 points from their opening four games. So far, they have only conceded one goal while scoring 11.
Japan were one of the most interesting teams in the 2010 World Cup, as they advanced over Denmark and Cameroon in Group E before getting knocked out by Paraguay on penalties in the Round of 16.
France are trying to rebuild following their horrible display in South Africa, but were fairly disappointing in the Euro Championship over the summer.
The French will be strong favorites to win this match as it's at home, but beating Japan could prove to be a very difficult task.