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Okada fearful of Arsenal striker Bendtner

Japan manager Takeshi Okada admits their World Cup hopes hang on silencing Arsenal's Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner.

Bendtner scored as the Danes knocked out Cameroon with a 2-1 win to set up a final group clash with Japan which has become a cup final for both teams.

The tall Arsenal striker has had a groin injury but Okada is expecting him to play and has been drilling his players on how to shut him down.

Okada said: "Bendtner will be the key man in their attack. They will fight under his lead."

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