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Coach tells Japanese Olympic soccer team to tie, not win

A coach instructing players not to score in an Olympic soccer game?

It sounds ridiculous to U.S. women's coach Pia Sundhage. To her players, it's unheard of.

But it's exactly what happened Tuesday in Cardiff, England, as the Japanese women faced an overmatched South African team. If Japan were to beat South Africa, they would have won their group and tripped to Glasgow for the quarterfinal. If they were to tie, they would stay in Cardiff for the Friday quarterfinal.

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