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Menezes travels to Paris to examine Japan

Brazil manager Mano Menezes has travelled to Paris to take a look at next opponent Japan as they take on France in a friendly international on Friday.

After two comfortable wins over Asian sides, 8-0 against an understrength China and 6-0 against Iraq, there is some complacency in the Brazilian media over the fixture, but Menezes is not taking the Japanese side lightly.

"They are a more rounded team, more accustomed to playing against big sides," Mano told his post-match press conference. "We will have to be better than today.

"We can beat Japan. We never expect a game to be high-scoring. It's not normal in modern football."

Japanese football has strengthened greatly in the past few years and their fourth-place at the Olympic Games demonstrates a promising future.

With several players impressing in the Bundesliga, as well as Shinji Kagawa at Manchester United, Brazil will come-up against a technically gifted side on Tuesday night who will present an entirely different challenge to the past two opponents.

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