Brazil's Japanese community was on edge as many tuned in to watch the Confederations Cup opening game, their hearts divided over whether to back the Selecao or the Daihyo but united in their love of the beautiful game.
People dance samba at an event where members of the Japanese community gathered to watch the FIFA 2013 Confederation Cup inauguration match between Brazil and Japan at a community center in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 15, 2013. Brazil's Japanese community was on edge as many tuned in to watch the Confederations Cup opening game, their hearts divided.
In the end, a despondent Japan lost Saturday's opener 3-0 to Brazil, the result barely an improvement on a 4-0 friendly thumping last October, with Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni promising that "we can do so much better."
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