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Hosts Japan, defending champions Brazil into semis
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Hosts Japan, defending champions Brazil into semis

Defending champions Brazil never hit top gear but did enough to beat Egypt 1-0 Hosts Japan displayed nerves of steel as they edged out New Zealand 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the men's Olympic football semi-finals Saturday, while Spain survived a scare in an extra-time win over Ivory Coast. After a goalless 120 minutes at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, New Zealand full back Liberato Cacace's penalty was saved by Kosei Tani and midfielder Clayton Lewis blasted his spot-kick over the bar. Captain Maya Yoshida made it four out of four from the spot as Japan booked a place in the Olympic semi-finals for the first time since the London 2012 Games. Japan are the only team to maintain a perfect record in the group stage and are now just one win away from securing a first medal in...