2018 FIFA World Cup - Group H : Japan vs Senegal

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Dax, Jun 14, 2018.

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What result do you expect?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2018.
  1. Japan Win

    42.9%
  2. Draw

    50.0%
  3. Senegal Win

    7.1%
  1. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Shhh I don't want to remember that awful showing... speaking of which I should change this avatar :laugh:
     
  2. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Improved as the game went on. Well poised. Shoji has been very good again in the air.

    I think Haraguchi tends to be losing the ball a fair bit, but he has been very positive in attack. He's the more likely one to get subbed for ?Muto.

    Osako once again has done his job holding the ball up very well.
    Shibasaki has been very good, as has Hasebe.
    Nagatomo doing admirably.
     
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  3. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Senegal's counter-attacks are lethal, Japan really cannot afford to be careless in possession. By the way, Japan really need to find a better GK by the next WC, Kawashima really scares me with his saves. Nakamura and Higashiguchi are clearly lacking from what I seen of them too.
    Well, Nakamura still can improve by the next WC. Who knows.
     
  4. AtsushiYanagishower

    Arsenal
    Japan
    May 29, 2018
    Our system is good to watch with Hasebe dropping in between Yoshida and Shoji allowing them to carry the ball up the field and find Kagawa. I actually feel that Honda should come on for Haraguchi to link better with Kagawa and allow Hiroki to get forward more. Haraguchi looks out of his depth. Kawashima proves again how bad he is.
     
  5. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yeah Haraguchi showing more good and bad today as I suspected. Too bad. Shoji is surprisingly good, also in the air. Impressed. This can go both ways i feel.

    Hasebe is so good. Like a vaccum cleaner he cleans up when the other players fcks up!
     
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  6. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Quite a balanced game, the subs will be very important today. I'm thinking the subs will be Haraguchi, Osako and another TBD out for Honda, Okazaki and TBD.

    Or maybe Muto not Honda. I feel like Nishino isn't going to make Honda/Kagawa play together which I don't disagree with.
     
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  7. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Welcome back to the forums mate, where were you?

    There is no new generation this time, apart from few additions to the 2014 squad.
     
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  8. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    What an excellent goal from Inui. Japan really frustrated Senegal when they keep the ball with their tidy passing. Then they attack when Senegal switch off. Really liking some of the play here. Need to stay alert though, Senegal are very dangerous still
     
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  9. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Oh my word Osako.....
     
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  10. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Everywhere ;) 35 countires in 18 months. Funny to reread the political thread with [the mod] trying to talk about US military like he has a clue about anything.

    Nah it's definitely a new generation. Most of these guys may have been on the 2014 team but didn't play. Hasebe and Nagatomo are the grand old men now. No Honda for better or worse =/ And Kawashima I guess. I presume Okazaki is somewhere as well? Injured?

    Fun to see Inui and Kagawa reunited since Cerezo days.
    Osako just missed that =/
     
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  11. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Osako ffs!!!!! Thats why we critisize you.
     
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  12. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Osako back to his usual self :confused:
     
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  13. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Osako again what the fck????
     
  14. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Put it into the net ffs!
     
  15. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Inui is on fire today.
     
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  16. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    naaargh Inui :(
     
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  17. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Nishino needs to sub somebody.
     
  18. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    This is what happens when you cant score
     
  19. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Typical Samurai Blue performance.
     
  20. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Damn that was the chance.
     
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  21. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Honda to the rescue....
     
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  22. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    THE SUPERSUB
     
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  23. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Honddaaaaaaaa!!
     
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  24. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Banzai Honda!!!!!
     
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  25. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Good movement from Okazaki and Honda in that possession.
     

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