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High-flying Japan seek Olympic upgrade

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World champions Japan don't care if they travel first-class or economy -- but they plan to be flying high after Thursday's Olympic final against the United States. 

Japan women's football team (top L-R) Homare Sawa, Aya Sameshima, Saki Kumagai, Miho Fukumoto, Yuki Ogimi (Lower L-R) Yukari Kinga, Shinobu Ohno, Aya Miyama, Nahomi Kawasumi and Azusa Iwashimizu pose before their Women's Football Semifinal match against France at the Wembley Stadium in London, on August 6.

Talismanic captain Aya Miyama played down a pre-Games row when they flew to London in the cheap seats while the men's team were in business class, saying "we're pretty small, so it doesn't really matter".

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