Japan vs. Netherlands: 6 Things We Learned

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Japan vs. Netherlands: 6 Things We Learned
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Rafael van der Vaart and Arjen Robben were both among the goals as Netherlands took on Japan in Belgium.

Japan and the Netherlands played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Cristal Arena in Genk, Belgium on Saturday afternoon.

Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring for Louis van Gaal's side just after 12 minutes, before the Hamburg man set up Arjen Robben just under half hour later.

Yuya Osako pulled one back for Japan shortly before half-time. Then, on the hour mark, Keisuke Honda scored a well-deserved equaliser.

Both countries sealed their qualification for next summer's World Cup quite some time ago. Read on for a few takeaways from the latest step in their respective preparations.

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