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Kashima Antlers eventually succumbed to Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final Sunday but gave the European champions a real scare and sent a message that football in Japan is on the rise.Kashima qualified by virtue of being the host nation's league champions and had the longest path to the final.They beat New Zealand part-timers Auckland City 2-1 in the opening playoff match before blanking South African's Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Colombia's Atletico Nacional 3-0 in the semifinals.Real, who notched their second Club World Cup victory in three years, beat Mexico's America 2-0 in their semifinal match.
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