By STEPHEN WADE
AP Sports Writer
TOKYO (AP) — Brazil goes up against Japan in a soccer friendly in the new National Stadium in Tokyo that hosted the Olympics just under a year ago. Brazil will be the early favorite with defending champion France when the World Cup opens in 5 1/2 months in Qatar. Brazil is fresh from beating South Korea 5-1 in a friendly last week in Seoul. Japan could provide stiffer opposition. Brazil was drawn in the group stage of the World Cup with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Japan has a tough road in a group that includes Germany and Spain.