Pre-match: (2014.06.19) 2014 FIFA World Cup - Group C, MD2 : Japan vs Greece

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Whispered11, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I can't wait. We really need a new beginning.
     
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  2. Blue-San

    Blue-San Member+

    Jun 21, 2011
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan

    I on the other hand am not excited anymore. More scared than anything
     
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  3. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I'm not feeling anxious anymore, that's for sure. Not scared either though.
    I just hope they go out there and get back to their short passing game.

    Reading that Greek forum is kinda funny, after losing 3-0 they seem quite positive.
     
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  4. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Haha me too. Terror. Was not supposed to go into this game with knifes against their throats.
     
  5. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    looking forward to see if we can play our possession game this time or not...
     
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  6. larc-en

    larc-en Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    so lads yesterday was disappointing but we have to continue believing yes we played poorly but if we play ot our best we can still do it

    win versus greece is a must of course and a good goal difference would help a lot it could mean we only need draw against colombia
     
  7. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Add these logos in the opener guys:
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    I'm scared too but I'm pretty sure that this match will be one of those matches that changes everything, in one way or another.
    It can be the last "real" match of Zac or the beginning of his final consacration, hope so!
     
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  8. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should be a few lineup changes for this one.
     
  9. shinović89

    shinović89 Member+

    May 23, 2010
    Liverfail
    My prediction still stands.

    Japan 3-1 Greece

    Honda will be the engine of the team grabbing 2 goals in a very clutch manner, hitting VTEC by firing all his cylinders. Kagawa will get his first WC goal. :D :p
     
  10. gunitinug

    gunitinug Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    if japan wins the second match then i think its all open
     
  11. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    An important fact (dunno if someone noticed it): Colombia vs Ivory Coast will take place BEFORE Japan vs Greece, 6 hours before. Than Japan will play knowing what they need.

    SCENARIO 1: Colombia win (1 goal of difference)
    Colombia 6 +4
    Ivory Coast 3 +0

    SCENARIO 2: Colombia win (2+ goal of difference)
    Colombia 6 +5 or more
    Ivory Coast 3 -1 or less

    SCENARIO 3: Colombia and Ivory Coast draw
    Colombia 4 +3
    Ivory Coast 4 +1

    SCENARIO 4: Ivory Coast win (1 goal of difference)
    Ivory Coast 6 +2
    Colombia 3 +2

    LAST SCENARIO: Ivory Coast win (2+ goal of difference)
    Ivory Coast 6 +3 or more
    Colombia 3 +1 or less
     
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  12. chelseaz10

    chelseaz10 Member

    Jun 14, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    This is certainly an advantage for Japan. I really hope Colombia lose or win. Or if Colombia win I hope they win alot. Or else, it would all come down to who scored more against Greece.
     
  13. Blue-San

    Blue-San Member+

    Jun 21, 2011
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan

    The reason I am scared is that I stayed up till 3 am went to bed aroun 6am and entire day literally had on my mind the shitty performance. I am scared of being disappointed and having my day slightly ruined

    Dont know if it makes sense but it's how it is
     
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  14. Blue-San

    Blue-San Member+

    Jun 21, 2011
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I actually hope there is just one

    Kakitani

    Why?

    Cause imo line up was not the main problem
     
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  15. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I am already very disappointed. Not for the loss, but because of the "lost identity" as you put it last night.
    I see people are still clinging to "we can do it"; but I don't care so much about the groups anymore. If it had been a hard-fought loss where they played their style but couldn't get enough goals.... I would be very anxious, still believing.
    But all I want is to see this team play how they should be; win/lose/draw ... I just want to see that sharp passing return first. If it goes well against Greece, then I can worry about scenarios for the 3rd match.
     
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  16. TigersOfAsia

    TigersOfAsia Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Canada
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Japan's gonna make a mockery out of the Greek midfield.
    Prediction: 3-1 Japan
     
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  17. uhdfkwncvbgtyhu89

    Nov 27, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  18. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Japan faced Greece only one time before: 19/06/2005 in Frankfurt, Greece 0 : 1 Japan (0:0), 76' Oguro (former Zac player in Torino).

    The lineup was

    Yoshikatsu KAWAGUCHI (GK)
    Akira KAJI
    Makoto TANAKA
    Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO (C)
    Alessandro SANTOS
    Mitsuo OGASAWARA (-74')
    Takashi FUKUNISHI
    Hidetoshi NAKATA
    Shunsuke NAKAMURA (-89')
    Keiji TAMADA (-66')
    Atsushi YANAGISAWA

    Subs:
    Yasuhito ENDO (+74')
    Koji NAKATA (+89')
    Masashi OGURO (+66') <- Match Winner

    I've a feel that Okubo will do the same this time...
     
  19. watanabe2k

    watanabe2k Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    Illinois, but Japan
    Club:
    Jubilo Iwata
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Hopefully no one who appeared in that game will appear against Greece.
     
  20. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Endo wasn't that bad.
     
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  21. watanabe2k

    watanabe2k Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    Illinois, but Japan
    Club:
    Jubilo Iwata
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    True, the whole team was bad... but he just seems to not have it as a midfield when they need to defend.
     
  22. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Just hope we beat them. I know the Greeks think they are better.
     
  23. gunitinug

    gunitinug Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    greece is weak
     
  24. rioliogiz

    rioliogiz Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Vietnam
    Everybody knows Endo can't defend to save his life since forever, why blaming it on him now? He didn't fu.ck up too much with his passing either.
     

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