Match #47, 2018 World Cup: Japan vs. Poland - 6/28/18

Discussion in 'GROUP H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan' started by Furnaccio, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Furnaccio

    Furnaccio Member+

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
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    Thursday, June 28
    10:00 AM EST
    Japan vs. Poland
    VENUE: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

    https://www.livesoccertv.com/match/2653398/japan-vs-poland/

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    Last 5 Games (Pre World Cup)
    Japan: D-L-L-L-W (Mali, Ukraine, Ghana, Switzerland, Paraguay)
    Poland: W-D-W-L-L (Lithuania-Chile-South Korea-Nigeria-Mexico)

    Head-to-Head
    6 games (1981 - 2002):
    Poland 4 wins
    Japan 2 wins
     
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  2. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  3. BUDOKAN

    BUDOKAN Member

    May 31, 2006
    Tokyo
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Now I am in Volgograd. Already over 30 degrees and I believe it will be 40+ on the field at kick off time.
    Extremely tough condition for both sides.
     
  4. TheHitman47

    TheHitman47 Member

    Jan 14, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    I am going to say Poland win or a draw. I think the heat will really affect the Japanese.
     
  5. BUDOKAN

    BUDOKAN Member

    May 31, 2006
    Tokyo
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    40+ degrees affect both sides. I think it will be very rare such an extreme environment not only for Japanese but Poland players.
    And maybe you don't know J-league play in July and August with 30+ condition even in night games.

    In Tokyo, mid-day temperature reaches 30 degrees everyday this week. It will be hotter than Warsaw.
    But I have to say a difference. Volgograd is dry. Tokyo is more wet.

    I hope Japan's +3pts off course.;)
     
  6. gamban98

    gamban98 Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Japan manager has gone mad. 6 players are going to make their first starts of the tournament.
     
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  7. BUDOKAN

    BUDOKAN Member

    May 31, 2006
    Tokyo
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Totally agree. It's too risky.
     
  8. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    Good luck to Japan. Don't fck it up now. They must cash in the cheque before it expires.

    Don't know which match to watch. Clearly the Colombia v Senegal game is more likely to be the more enjoyable game, both team plays the most attractive football (yet contrasting) in the group and they are in a winner takes all 3rd match against each other.

    However it would be nice to watch Japan beat Poland.

    No Red cards please.
     
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  9. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    Cant believe Poland got Nil points with 5 goals let in and only 1 goal in reply.

    What was their ranking again b4 the WC? 8? It wasn't hard to decipher the ranking was a load of bull especially with Poland not playing any games for a whole year....but did Poland really deserved to be the top seed?
     
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  10. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Game on...Japan should follow Korea's example...
     
  11. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The heat will affect both teams, especially Europeans...
     
  12. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Game on no flames and no trolls
     
  13. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Careful Japan - Poland have a dendancy to lose their first 2 world cup games and win their third. They did it in 2002 vs USA, and in 2006 vs Costa Rica.
     
  14. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    On the evidence of 1st 30min of this match it seems Poland doesnt care to try and redeem itself. Noone is running. All jogging. Ive swotched over to the other match.
     
  15. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    0-0 at the half
     
  16. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Arroganistan
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Just saw a replay of the Poland chance that almost crossed the line. Not at all impressed with the Japan goalie.
     
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  17. Gorando

    Gorando Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Belgium
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Poland score
     
  18. Guinho

    Guinho BigSoccer Yellow Card

    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Japan I guess knows they have the tie break on Senegal and are just kicking around. Nervy. if Senegal score, Japan will have itself to blame. Honestly.
     
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  19. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And Poland continue their tradition of losing their first two games then winning their third.

    Meanwhile, Japan survives - oh well, at least the stadiums will be clean...
     
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  20. Pipiolo

    Pipiolo BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 19, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    How did Japan win the tiebreaker?
     
  21. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    Congrats Japan.

    But this match sure was dire especially the last 15min of 'lets not play' anti-football collusion.

    Its understandable (well a little) why Japan did what they did, but Poland? Do they really think 3pts from that kind of a match will really save themselves from their fans when they return home? At least Japan lives another day to face England/Belgium and redeem themselves from the anti football but for Poland this was their last chance to show something and they decided a paper 1-0 win was all what they were worth.

    This group fizzled out. Big disappointment.
     
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  22. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    Fair Play points - Japan had less yellow cards.

    Ironic given they decided play against the spirit of football for the last 15min in order to use that Fair Play points.
     
  23. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    True, but to be fair a lot of teams use a range of grass-rolling and delay tactics. Japan passed the ball around in open play and Poland could have attacked if they wanted to.
     
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  24. aguy2die4

    aguy2die4 Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Seoul/London
    yes thats why it was even more anti-football....two teams blatantly colluding to not play for 15min.

    BBC commentators kept bringing up the fact the last time it happened at a WC was Germany - Austria in 1982 which was heavily criticized and led to FIFA changing the rules so that the 3rd final match at group stages are played simultaneously. Algeria was the team that suffered back then.
     
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  25. BUDOKAN

    BUDOKAN Member

    May 31, 2006
    Tokyo
    Club:
    Yokohama F Marinos
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Just back from the stadium. Game sucks. But 100 times better than kicked out from this tournament.

    Poland eliminated.
    Senegal eliminated.
    Germany eliminated.

    We are still alive.
    And also could give rest to important players.

    Sweet sweet 16.:p:p:p
    Next stop, Rostov. I want to date with ENGLAND !
     

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