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. Essex

    Essex Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I was utterly impressed by Japan. I'd been half expecting the Japanese to be overrun by the sheer physicality and pace of Senegal, and braced myself for the worst. Instead, they settled pretty quickly and began to impose their game with composure and precision. The Senegal players didn't seem to able to cope with the Japanese's passing. Who would have thought to see these kinds of performances after the tumultuous and disheartening run-up? This is the Japan I want to see! Now go and beat the Poles! They are already out but can still be dangerous, so stay focused and complete the job!
     
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  2. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Sakai, what a beast!
     
  3. faiyez

    faiyez Member

    Feb 16, 2010
    Costa Rica
    Club:
    LD Alajuelense
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    1998 - Bad WC
    2002 - Good WC
    2006 - Bad WC
    2010 - Good WC
    2014 - Bad WC
    2018 - It's already good in my book.
     
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  4. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yes, even if they somehow get eliminated in the group stage, their heads will be still held up high.
     
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  5. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Back in 2002 the USA only needed a draw against already eliminated Poland to reach the Round of 16 and ended up losing 3-1. They only advanced because Korea beat Portugal. I don't want to see Japan in a situation where they are losing and are relying on Senegal to beat Colombia.
     
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  6. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Don't fecking say it, PLEASE.
     
  7. Edwardinho

    Edwardinho Member

    Barcelona
    France
    Feb 11, 2018
    Congratulations Japan. I enjoyed Japanese national team style of play. You will never stop to believe in team work. Samurai Blue truly suits your national team.
     
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  8. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    You know before the tournament there was a bit of talk here and in media about Honda being salty about not starting and being on the bench.

    These 2 games so far he looks like he's really enjoying his football and he's celebrated everything with the team. Both games he's come on literally as a super-sub/weapon and has a goal and assist to show for it.

    Sure he'd rather start, but I think there's good unity here still.
     
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  9. KAPIJXM

    KAPIJXM Member+

    Nov 18, 2011
    Illa de Arousa,Spain
    Club:
    Celta de Vigo
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    And that's the most important thing to make a team work well.
     
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  10. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Nishino's stock through the roof right now. I remember back in the Gamba days with their mouthwatering football (albeit with Fujigaya in goal and a Yamaguchi/Sota Nakazawa lead to a lot of conceded goals) when I really wished he was our NT coach. Then he sort of disappeared with a couple teams Kobe & Nagoya.
     
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  11. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Whatever happens I think he will stay until the next asian cup (unless he wants to quit "high" himself)
     
  12. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    I think that Japan should stick with local coaches due to lesser cultural barriers like language, etc. Suits Japan more imo.
     
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  13. gamban98

    gamban98 Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy


     
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  14. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He only scored against teams from Africa and Europe so far.
     
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  15. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Still Kaizer Honda :D
     
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  16. KAPIJXM

    KAPIJXM Member+

    Nov 18, 2011
    Illa de Arousa,Spain
    Club:
    Celta de Vigo
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Maybe the tweet talk aobut every game, not only World Cups? :confused:
     
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  17. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Also 37 goals for NT is great!
     
  18. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
  19. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Its a sad thought to think this is probably the last tournament and indeed games we ever see Keisuke Honda play for the national team.
     
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  20. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    You mean at the WC. Asian Cup and Copa America are very close.
     
  21. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Japan will play with their U-22 in Copa America.
     
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  22. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Still... playing in Copa América being an Asian nation is idiotic. Someone should just tell Conmebol to mind their own business.
     
  23. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    I’m really ok with that, his mystical entrepreneur persona has gotten really old.
     
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  24. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    What do you mean?
     
  25. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Take Kubo will be there?
     

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