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Serbia wins in football match with Japan in Osaka, April 7

Friendly match between Serbian domestic league players and Japanese national team, called the Kirin Cup, was played in Nagai Stadium in Osaka, followed by Serbian winning with 3:0. Just two months from World Cup in South Africa, this game attracted a lot of media attention and filled the stadium with close to 50,000 viewers.

Various dignitaries from royal family (HIH Princess Takamado), sport and football (Olympic Committee, football associations and professional leagues from both countries, national team coaches etc.) and Honorary Consul of Serbia Mr. Naohide Ueyama together with our Ambassador were present at the event.

For this occasion, HIH Princess Takamado, as the honorary patron of JFA, along with Mr. Motoaki Inukai, President of JFA, Mr. Zoran Lakovic, Secretary General of SFA, Mr. Ryo Mayanagi, sponsor representative, and Ambassador Mrkic, were invited to take part in the Handshake Ceremony with players and coaches.

HIH Princess Takamado, Ambassador Mrkic, Mr. Lakovic and Honorary Consul General of Serbia in Osaka Mr. N. Ueyama (behind) Handshake Ceremony