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Brazil was without five-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Marta, who was left off the squad to prepare for matches with her Swedish club Tyreso.
"It wasn't our best squad so we knew it would be a tough match," Brazil coach Jorge Barcellos said. "But we wanted to give some of our younger players some chances as we prepare for the Olympics."
Japan and the United States played to a 1-1 draw in the opening match in Sendai on Sunday. The final game -- Brazil vs. Japan -- is on Thursday.
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