2018 FIFA World Cup discussion.

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Samurai Warrior, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    It is not about the style of play it is about the fighting-spirit the Swedish players showed yesterday.
     
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  2. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Don't worry, Japan simply CAN'T play any type of bunkerball.
     
  3. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Denmark thrashed Republic of Irealand at Dublin 1-5 to reach the WC.

    @nipponbasse83 you've got your wish with 3 Scandinavian teams qualified to the WC (If I'm not wrong it is the first time in history).

    So if Australia does it we will have a WC with lot of firsts.

    First WC with 5 teams from AFC.
    First WC with 4 Arab teams.
    First WC with 3 Scandinavian teams.
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    First WC to be hosted by Russia.
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    Wishful thinking: First WC in which Japan will reach the quarter-finals!
     
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  4. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Which is easy to show when the whole team is behind the ball. Actually I watched the entire match and didn't see anything special. Sweden were actually quite shaky, Italy just couldn't finish. Maybe in the first leg they were better. If Japan are to be successful they need to go above and beyond that.
     
  5. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I'm Italian-American, so yeh :laugh:
    It's a shame though because the kickoff times are good here in Japan. I could've watched all my teams.
     
  6. nipponbasse83

    nipponbasse83 Member+

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
     
  7. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Here in Italy people are complaining about those "First Times" as they think "How is it possible FIFA allows a WC with all those Arab/Asian/Scandinavian weaklings teams and not us, the almighty Italians".
    And in a couple of seconds I totally forgot the sadness to being out of the WC and enjoy for a little moment.
     
  8. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Well, these teams fought for it and they deserved it.
     
  9. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Australia just defeated Honduras 3-1.

    Jedinak with a second-half hattrick (1 FK and 2 PKs), while Honduras got a late consolation goal in stoppage time.

    5 teams from AFC:thumbsup:.
     
  10. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For the first time ever, there will be 5 AFC teams at the World Cup. Now there better be at least one of them that gets out of their group.
     
  11. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I'll miss Buffon and DeRossi and wanted to see Florenzi get to play in the world cup. When I look back at Euro 2016 and see how Italy dominated Belgium and Spain and took Germany to PKs (and also beat Sweden+Ibra of course), it makes me confused and upset that this happened.
     
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  12. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
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  13. KATO

    KATO Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Brisbane
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
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  14. KATO

    KATO Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Brisbane
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Drawing Spain, Colombia or Uruguay would be a nightmare from pot 2.
     
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  15. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    As I said, avoiding these teams and England and Mexico from pot 2 will be an advantage.

    As for pot 1 we have to avoid Brazil, Germany and France (maybe Argentina, but their current form is not so intimidating).

    Pot 3 has 3 Nordic and 3 African teams + Costa Rica (so I will he happy to get any of them except Senegal, due to their unpredictablity as I said earlier). This pot also includes Iran, but we cannot draw them as we are from the same confederation.

    So the most important thing in the draw is to get rid of heavy-weight opponents from pot 1 and 2.


    I still think that basing the seedings on the awkward FIFA rankings is horrendus.

    For example we can see a group with two big heavyweights like Brazil or Argentina + (Spain, England or Mexico), we can see also a group with France, Germany or Portugal + (Spain, England, Uruguay, Colombia or Mexico).

    While we can see groups with: Poland, Switzerland, Tunisia and Panama, or Russia, Croatia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, or Belgium, Peru, Costa Rica and Australia.

    Then we could easily see the winners and runners-up of this group face each others in the last 16 and we will get a totally outsider in the QF! The only good thing about it, is that Japan can have such a favourable draw;)!

    No offence to the mentoined teams, but having Poland, Belgium and even Portugal in pot 1, while having Spain and Uruguay in pot 2 (giving their last two WC performances) is horrendus.
     
  16. HansWorldCup

    HansWorldCup Member

    Roma
    Sweden
    Jan 10, 2018
    We played ”bunkerball” one match in the whole qualification. The second match against Italy.
     
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  17. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Way to read the "Not to criticize Sweden" part ;)
    And that is the one match we were discussing so I'm not sure what your point is.
     
  18. HansWorldCup

    HansWorldCup Member

    Roma
    Sweden
    Jan 10, 2018
    Maybe you think we always playing like that ”bunkerball”, never heard that before.
     
  19. Watero

    Watero New Member

    AC Milan
    Italy
    Apr 21, 2018
    Poland 1-0 Japan
    Colombia 4-0 Japan
    Senegal 1-0 Japan

    There is no way Nippon beat Poland, Colombia, and Senegal.
     
  20. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Thanks for your input.
     
  21. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Could you pass that crystal ball of yours? Gotta know how far you'd get without getting banned.
    Pathetic troll.
     
  22. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Ok but...
     
  23. Gerrick

    Gerrick New Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Apr 28, 2018
    Sorry, no change for Nippon team in 2018.
     
  24. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  25. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma

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