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Japan hit woodwork twice in seconds during seven-goal thriller

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It was the game that had it all - so it's no wonder that Italy's 4-3 win over Japan last night contained a crazy miss from Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa.

Seven goals were scored in the thriller in Recife -  including two penalties, one disallowed goal and an own-goal. By the time Sebastian Giovinco's 86th minute was scored, the watching crowd and the millions around the world were pretty much spent.

Putting aside the goals for one moment and one of the most dramatic moments of the match came in the last 10 minutes with Japan chasing a much-deserved winner against their illustrious opponents.

With the score at 3-3 Japan charged forward once more ands looked destined to score the goal that would keep them alive in the tournament.

A low cross eventually finds its way to Shinji Okazaki in the area but his shot rebounds off the post. Kagawa, who scored earlier in the game, is waiting to put the ball into the open net but powers his header into the floor and off the crossbar. The crowd could barely believe what they were seeing in an already crazy game.

Check out the moment of maddens below!

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