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Former Japan int'l soccer player Masato Kudo dies at 32

Japan Today -- Oct 23
Former Japan international Masato Kudo, a J.League star who also had stints in Major League Soccer and Australia, has died aged 32 after a short illness.

The striker, who was now with Tegevajaro Miyazaki in Japan's third tier, died on Friday having been in intensive care following brain surgery for hydrocephalus. He had been hospitalized on Oct 3.

Kudo won the J.League with Kashiwa Reysol in 2011 and earned four caps for his country, scoring twice. He also played for Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS and Brisbane Roar in the A-League. ...continue reading

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