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Big in Thailand: Japan soccer catches on in Southeast Asia

The J-League has a head start in mining a region expected to be a 'vein of gold'

Theerathon Bunmathan of the Yokohama F. Marinos is one of five Thai footballers plying their trade in Japan and helping the J-League grow its popularity in their home country.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- The J-League, Japan's pro soccer circuit, had a big weekend -- in Thailand.

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