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. dudedudedude

    dudedudedude Member+

    Aug 3, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    i haven't been following soccer that well for 2 years. Why is Honda not starting now. does he have old legs or you guys have better players?
     
  2. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Senegal keeper taking some inspiration from Eiji... :)
     
  3. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I think it has to do with form and stage of his career. Unfortunately the AC Milan move never worked out ... and now he's in Mexico. He still has it, but using him as a super sub at this stage in career seems wise.

    He carried the 2010 team as a revelation; tried to carry the 2014 team and it didn't work out very well. As a super sub, that pressure is off and he can just play.
     
  4. scotch17

    scotch17 Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Entebbe
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Osako did a job there sacrificing his body.
     
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  5. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Happy enough with that. Great game
     
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  6. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Well Japan could easily had 3 points.. 1 point is good.
    Second half shows they can play soccer again, so this is so much more positive from couple of weeks ago. Poland game scares me though..

    Love you Honda
     
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  7. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    4 points after the first 2 games. With Poland left, this is fantastic.
     
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  8. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    I'm tired as I played the whole game, this match was so crucial!
    Inui crossbar make me cry but what I feel more is the rage for what Niang did to Hasebe and Shoji taking only 1 yellow card.
    Wtf were VAR men doing? This should be a win with Senegal in 10 men.

    Anyway now any thoughts to Poland. Another match scary as hell that we could avoid with a bit of luck/properly use of VAR.
     
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  9. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Honda.....that guy.....

    Involved in 7 of the last 10 Japan FWC goals (assist or score), scored at 3 consecutive FWCs.....unbelievable.
     
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  10. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    We have Usami on the bench:cool:

    Damn, I wish Nakajima was in his place.
     
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  11. Ogasawara

    Ogasawara Member

    Jun 15, 2014
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Overall it was a good game by Japan. They moved the ball well and they showed some good combinations. Shibasaki was great and was instrumental for the build up and showed some great visions. Yoshida and Shoji were also solid.
    But the main issue with this team is the fact that it lacks decent subs. Apart from the goal Honda did not have any positive impact on the game. Usami is simply bad. And Okazaki is not in great form. This team would be much more promising if Nishino had called up players like Nakajima, Kubo and Morioka. These players would do a great job as subs. Lets hope that there will not be any injuries or otherwise this team is doomed
     
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  12. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I love that we've seen Japan in a European FWC score 4 goals in 2 games against the likely 2 strongest opponents in the group.

    I hope Colombia now dispatch Poland. Will watch with interest. Draw would be the worst outcome.
     
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  13. AtsushiYanagishower

    Arsenal
    Japan
    May 29, 2018
    I honestly think with this team playing as they are we will ******** up Poland. We bossed the midfield for the majority of the game. Senegal basically had no chances apart from two goals from mistakes and switching off at the back.

    Osako apart from his hilarious miss-of-the-tournament was good again. Hasebe and Shibasaki were excellent. Yoshida needs to stop spraying passes out to the sides because they are all going out.

    Overall, I was very impressed with how physical we were whilst still playing technical football when we won the second ball. This is how Japan should always play. Honestly unbelievable how this team has developed. Basically all of it must be attributed to the manager.
     
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  14. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Japan stood up to the taller and stronger Senegal team great.
    450 passes 379 correct.
     
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  15. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    SF North Bay
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    That flurry of yellows Senegal received at the end of the match could prove decisive if Japan and Senegal remain as they are now, even on points, goal differential and goals scored.
     
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  16. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Having seen England yesterday, I suspect they'll own Belgium......and it'd be nice to avoid them should we make the 2nd round.
     
  17. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Osako and Inui should have scored their chances. I am surprised that Niang iirc or who else was not booked for whacking Hasebe in the face. Shoji was also fouled too. Nishino was good with subs.

    Poland is still a tough opponent. Japan still cannot afford to slack off.
     
  18. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Actually they should be reduced to 10 men, as Niang deserved to get a red card (double-yellow) for his off-the-ball slapping and elbowing of Hasebe and Shoji.
     
  19. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    :thumbsup:
     
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  20. AtsushiYanagishower

    Arsenal
    Japan
    May 29, 2018
    Fifa gave MoM to Mane. Lol what game were they watching?
     
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  21. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Hopefully Colombia will beat Poland and knock them out.

    Then you'd have 4/4/3/0 with us playing an eliminated Poland and Colombia playing for their progression and reputations against Senegal.
     
  22. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Hopefully Japanese TV can stop with the Hanpanai garbage now that Osako blew his chances. Probably coulda won this match, but decent result since we started at a 1 goal disadvantage.
    Inui blaming himself for Senegal's second goal, but really there's no way he can keep up wit this man there. Chance should have been snuffed out earlier.
     
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  23. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yes best thing is if Colombia wins tonight.
     
  24. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    With a Colombia win, we're 90% sure of progressing, since last match will be between them and Senegal. Then we would have to lose heavily against Poland (already knocked out at that point) and see a huge draw in the other game. Possibile, but hard to see.
     
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  25. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    He might have missed the ball but Osako once again :thumbsup:. The runs, the hold up play against two 195cm giants, the passes, the intelligence overall. Any other japanese striker would have been bullied.
     
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