2018 FIFA World Cup - Last 16 : Japan vs Belgium

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Samurai Warrior, Jun 28, 2018.

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What result do you expect?

Poll closed Jul 2, 2018.
  1. Japan win

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  2. Belgium win

    14 vote(s)
    56.0%
  3. Japan win by PKs

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. Belgium win by PKs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Blue-San

    Blue-San Member+

    Jun 21, 2011
    Club:
    Kashima Antlers
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    btw Belgium is 22 games unbeaten :D
     
  2. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Just curious, are a lot of people watching this game in Japan?? Is football popular there??
     
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  3. dudedudedude

    dudedudedude Member+

    Aug 3, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    In Korea and Japan, baseball is the most popular sport (taiwan as well). However,when world cup time comes everybody is a fan. so... i guess most people are bandwagon fans (plastic fans). Most people don't watch their national team play during WCQ. Basketball is the most popular team sport in China.
     
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  4. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    On the back foot, LOTS of pressure.
    Need to hold the damn ball for a few minutes, settle the ship.
     
  5. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    One way traffic. Not looking good.
     
  6. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Osako having a tough game against the Belgian CBs.
     
  7. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    I'm not so convinced Belgium are gonna win this game
     
  8. KAPIJXM

    KAPIJXM Member+

    Nov 18, 2011
    Illa de Arousa,Spain
    Club:
    Celta de Vigo
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Japan only needs to be a little more agressive in attack, but good game atm, come on :)
     
  9. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Yoshida is playing on top of his game tonight. Japan needs that. A beast.
     
  10. AtsushiYanagishower

    Arsenal
    Japan
    May 29, 2018
    I love watching this Japan team. So surprised they held on during the middle of the half when Belgium were pummeling our goal. But actually I think Japan look equally likely to score.
     
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  11. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Started the half well, defended strongly, created some chances. Not a bad half at all considering
     
  12. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Overall good half. Dealt with some pressure, defended Lukaku reasonably well as a unit. Sakai doing well.

    Osako needs more hold up play.
     
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  13. AtsushiYanagishower

    Arsenal
    Japan
    May 29, 2018
    How good was Shoji’s Zidane-spin - highlight of the match so far.
     
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  14. AtsushiYanagishower

    Arsenal
    Japan
    May 29, 2018
    Also Yoshida’s world-class defending on Hazard’s shot.
     
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  15. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Shibasaki was the worst Japanese player in the first half. Shoji, Sakai, Nagatomo, Yoshida solid in the back with Inui and Kagawa being the only players who are able to keep up with Belgians on the offensive side...
     
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  16. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Genkiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  17. KAPIJXM

    KAPIJXM Member+

    Nov 18, 2011
    Illa de Arousa,Spain
    Club:
    Celta de Vigo
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Goaaaaaaaaaaaal
     
  18. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Takashiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. datschge

    datschge Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    Germany
  20. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Holy shiiit
     
  21. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Wow......wow......just...........wow! I'm flying back out to Japan tomorrow just to celebrate those goals hahahaha.
     
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  22. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Okazaki should come on.
     
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  23. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Still 22 minutes left.

    But Yoshida is doing admirably.
     
  24. SandyRavage

    SandyRavage Member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Yodhida has been an absolute rock
     
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  25. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    What a stupid goal.

    Need subs man. Belgium have 2 fresh legs on.
     

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