Asian NTs in Fifa Russia 2018 WC ** Preparation and appearance

Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by +PL+, Oct 27, 2017.

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Which team do you think will advance beyond group stage?

  1. Japan

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Iran

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  3. South Korea

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Saudi Arabia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Australia (if they qualify)

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. No Asian team

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  1. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    This thread is about Asian national teams which made it to Russia 2018 WC. We want to know our Asian representative teams a little better by talking about their coaches, tactics, squads, new development, friendlies, game analysis, and their chances to advance from their group.
     
  2. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
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  3. Matilda Maniac

    Matilda Maniac Big Soccer Memebr

    Sep 21, 2006
    Perth
    Club:
    Perth Glory
    Country:
    Australia
    Ah, you use the Australian Communist Flag !

    and the beautiful but inappropriate Japanese War Flag
     
  4. +PL+

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    Jun 22, 2015
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    #4 +PL+, Oct 28, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2017
    Only searched for old flags. Is that really the Australian Communist flag? Btw, I would like to focus more on football.
     
  5. +PL+

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    Jun 22, 2015
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  6. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Country:
    Australia
    It's not a Communist flag, it's the older version of the Australian Red Ensign (pre 1903, note the different number of points on the stars). The Red Ensign these days is for use on water by civilian ships. But up until 1954 the Australian Red Ensign was the national flag that was used by other branches of Government, private individuals and organisations, only the federal government could use the normal Blue version.
     
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  7. (De La)Redstriker06

    May 3, 2003
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Country:
    United States
    A lot will depend on the draw and the individual matchups at the group stage.

    I think Japan are better than the European mid tier. Japan was head and shoulders above Denmark in 2010 and should have seen off 10-man Greece in 2014. Halilhodzic succeeded in getting Algeria over the hump and I think he will do the same here. Japan should hope for a group with two European teams and an African side.

    Since their debut, the only loss Japan suffered to a European side was in 2010 (to eventual finalists the Netherlands) and they still managed to advance.

    Iran are the other side that can get past the groups. They are a solid defensive unit, but unlike four years ago, they are far more dynamic in attack. Their record since the 2014 World Cup is nothing short of astonishing.

    They've lost twice (in friendlies) to Sweden (3-1) and Iraq (1-0) and have been perfect other than the famous Ben Williams match that went to penalties.

    I don't have high hopes for Saudi Arabia or South Korea. Giving a manager less than a year ahead of the World Cup is a guarantee of failure.
     
  8. Perspolis#1

    Perspolis#1 Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Have to keep in mind some Asian teams will get groups of death and some wont.

    Also if there are upsets in the Euro playoffs...I think Asian teams can take on the Ireland/N.Ireland/Greece
     
  9. +PL+

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    Jun 22, 2015
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  10. RickChelsea

    RickChelsea Member

    Sep 28, 2008
    sidknee
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Mozambique
    we drew 0-0 away to honduras and pretty much dominated the entire game. finishing was crap but we got cahill, leckie and kruse back in the second leg so we should be sweet

    woooot for ASIA baby!!!!!
     
  11. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Country:
    Australia
    He was joking. That's actually the red ensign which was in use as a civilian flag for quite a few years before we made the blue ensign our national flag in 1954. Prior to that date the Blue ensign was the Federal Govt flag, the red for civillians and lower government levels, and the white for naval use.
     
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  12. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
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    #12 +PL+, Nov 13, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
    November Friendlies

    Iran 2-1 Panama
    Japan 1-3 Brazil
    Australia 0-0 Honduras (WCQ)
    South Korea 2-1 Colombia
    Saudi Arabia 2-0 Latvia
    Saudi Arabia 0-3 Portugal

    Iran 1-0 Venezuela
    http://tamasha.com/v/8bnj7
    Saudi Arabia vs Bulgaria
    South Korea vs Serbia
    Japan vs Belgium
    Australia vs Honduras (WCQ)
     
  13. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
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    Manchester United FC
    October Friendlies
    Iran 2-0
    Togo
    South Korea 2-4 Russia
    Japan 2-1 New Zealand
    Saudi Arabia 5-2 Jamaica
    Australia 1-1 Syria

    Iran 1-1 Russia
    South Korea 1-3 Morocco
    Japan 3-3 Haiti
    Saudi Arabia 0-3 Ghana
    Australia 2-1 Syria
     
  14. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Australia 3-1 Honduras:
    It was OK. The second goal of Aussies was wrong. It was not a penalty. MOM Jedinak with a hatrick for Ostoralia!

    [​IMG]



    Japan 0-1 Belgium :coffee:
    Saudi Arabia 0-1 Bulgaria :barefoot:
    South Korea 1-1 Serbia :thumbsup:
     
  15. +PL+

    +PL+ Member+

    Jun 22, 2015
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    Manchester United FC
    Glimpses of what Sardar Azmoun can do if he gets his ass off the Russian league.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. RickChelsea

    RickChelsea Member

    Sep 28, 2008
    sidknee
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Country:
    Mozambique
    he should of left that league ages ago

    he needs to find himself new agent and get a gig in a league with more eyes on him.
     
  17. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Country:
    Australia
    Well Australia is now looking for a new manager as Ange Postecoglou has resigned this morning. I wonder if they will go local or foreign?
     
  18. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Country:
    Australia
    The other question is do we go short term or long term. We could probably get a more accomplished coach if we go short term, but we also have the Asian Cup a little more than 12 months away. Options are hire a coach for 6 months to take us to the world cup, then look for the next cycle, hire a coach for 12 months to cover the WC and AC, or just go for a long term option to take us through to 2022.
     
  19. thewitness

    thewitness Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Country:
    Australia
    I think short term might actually be the way to go. The only problem is the short time between WC & AC.
     

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