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Hungary won the Kirin Cup in Japan in 1993 with a 1-0 victory over the hosts followed by a 0-0 draw with the United States of America. Japan finished runners-up in the three-team tournament with a 3-1 win over USA.
The Kirin Cup in Japan in 1993 was similar to the US Cup in USA in 1992 and 1993 in that it was a way of promoting Soccer in the two countries prior to the establishment of Professional Leagues (J League in Japan and MLS – Major League Soccer in USA) and the hosting of World Cups (USA ’94 and Japan 2002).
 Anon. (1992) “Results Service” World Soccer. May 1993. pg. 59
 Fandom Logos (1992) Japan_Football_Association_Logo [Internet] Available from: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/logopedia/images/0/03/Japan_Football_Association_Logo.svg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20190724033954 [Accessed 4 October 2020]
Thanks to Rose McCabe, Gabriel McCloyne, Ciaran Simms, Peter Lemass, Cathal Gallagher, Paul Foley, Gerry Tully and Paul Leech.
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