Official 2018 Samurai Blue thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Samurai Warrior, Dec 24, 2017.

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  1. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He would have met the continuous residency requirement had he not left for the Emirates. I’m not sure why he used an interpreter for most interviews with Kashima but he certainly would be fluent enough to become a citizen.
     
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  2. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
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  3. Yasukuni_God

    Yasukuni_God Red Card

    Jun 4, 2018
    Yoshida will be 33 in 2022 which isn't an old age for a centre back.
     
  4. Yasukuni_God

    Yasukuni_God Red Card

    Jun 4, 2018


    Can't wait for the next summer.
     
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  5. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Imagine what if Japan is drawn with Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador in the same group:cool:!

    It will be definitely group of death.
     
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  6. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    For a realistic chance to advance to the 2nd round, i'd rather have:

    Uruguay
    Bolivia
    Japan
    Peru

    Good luck.
     
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  7. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I actually don't. CONMEBOL is ludacris, a living joke to have their continental competition with invitations.
     
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  8. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's ridiculous, I went to a Copa América Centenario match in California and the atmosphere was great. It's good to have competitive intercontinental matches other than the WC.
     
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  9. Suren01

    Suren01 Member+

    Apr 9, 2012
    Netherlands
    Nat'l Team:
    Iraq
    I agree. You can organize friendly tournaments if you want intercontinental games, but keep the continental tournaments intact.
     
  10. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    No friendlies for Japan before the Asian Cup?
     
  11. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Continental competitions are like this because there's no sense in mixing. Copa América should come back to their pre-1991 formula.
     
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  12. Kakeru

    Kakeru Member

    Manchester United
    Japan
    Feb 22, 2016
    Montreal
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Does anybody have any clue as to when players will report themselves to the UAE for the mini-training camp?
     
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  13. GunnerTNB

    GunnerTNB Member+

    Apr 4, 2011
    São Paulo
    Club:
    Botafogo Rio Janeiro
    Japan scheduled to start camp at UAE at 01/03
     
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  14. yudum

    yudum Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Club:
    Consadole Sapporo
    0 as usual.

    They are still in Japan while Korea, Australa, Iran and Saudi have already played friendlies in UAE. Yoshida and Muto haven't even joind the squad yet because of club commitment in England. The JFA's arrogance could cost Japan the Cup.

    This moron (the previous JFA president) says Japan has an 80 percent chance to win.
    https://www.hochi.co.jp/soccer/japan/20181223-OHT1T50084.html

    Our all-time winning percentage is only 50% (4/8), though.
     
  15. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Realistically there are very few to no quality opponents available to play at the moment, and the squad established good chemistry through the fall friendlies. Maybe it’s better to manage their physical condition?
     
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  16. HTCONEM8

    HTCONEM8 Member

    May 16, 2014
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Umm.. Shouldn't we have a "2019 Samurai Blue Thread"? lol.
     

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