Official Road to London 2012 Thread [R]

Discussion in 'Japan' started by goru_no_ura, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    It was quite awkward watching the match in an office full of Chinese people.

    Japan played well going forward, though the defense needs to tighten up a bit. Par for the course, I know.
     
  2. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    Hyogo
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I wouldn't mind them showing the game at midnight if it wasn't on every single news program already...
    or did I miss an earlier broadcast?
     
  3. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
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    FC Salzburg
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0iKE5Qpd4s&feature=sub"]YouTube - 11/7 ?????????????[/ame]
     
  4. OneiroPhobia

    OneiroPhobia Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMlMYdmQgLU"]YouTube - ?????2010 ??vs?? ????[/ame]

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  5. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    This is the team for Asian Games right? Japan is not bringin any overaged player?
     
  6. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Nagai is special. I wonder where he's gonna sign next year. That was not hype, he's for real.
     
  7. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    He is the best player on the team for the asian games?
     
  8. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Japan
    There's no overaged players.

    Most of the squad is University and U-21 players who don't get much playing time for their respective clubs.
     
  9. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Yes. Talking of that, I'm surprise to see the sucess Yamazaki recently had since, during the Toulon Tournament, he was stomped by every opponent. Just painful to watch.
     
  10. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
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    --other--
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    Japan
    Meh

    He didn't do much when he played with Vissel, but I only saw him once or twice so I'll reserve judgment until later.
     
  11. seolseol

    seolseol Member+

    Apr 26, 2003
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Does not sound like a good squad? I'm wrong maybe?
     
  12. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Let's say he has the tools. He's the fastest japanese player so it may help him finding a spot in the national team. That's is destiny, he was the best scorer during the Universiades last year, he was taken to SA by Okada, I think the JFA is slowly building him.
     
  13. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
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    --other--
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    Japan
    JFA doesn't really care about this tournament. And it's near the end of the season for J-League teams so they don't want to release their players.

    Hell even the U-19 team that played in the AFC U-19 championship is probably better than the team they sent to the Asian Games.
     
  14. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Country:
    Japan
    Very few of this squad will start in London. But it gives experience to other players and gives an opportunity to look at players without media attention from playing j.league. I thought they looked good against China U23 at a very hostile atmosphere. Yamamura was good and ofcourse Nagai looked great. Couldve been 5 or 6-0.
     
  15. AmericanKaka

    AmericanKaka Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    I was impressed by what could be seen of him in those highlights. Explosive acceleration, can't teach that, and his touch and vision seems good too.
     
  16. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
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    --other--
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    Japan
    If you guys wanna read a good match summary check this out

    http://snufkin8go.blog97.fc2.com/

    This is probably one of the best blogs about Japanese soccer because it includes some in depth look at the youth sides and some really good analysis of the games.

    His player ratings for the China match.
     
  17. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Japan
    Player ratings for the match against Malaysia

    Yamazaki sounds like a good player.
     
  18. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    Kyrgyzstan 0-3 Japan (Kyohei Noborizato 2, Takamitsu Tomiyama)

    Round of 16
    Japan vs. India
    Turkmenistan vs. Thailand
    Iran vs. Malaysia
    Oman vs. Hong Kong
    ----------
    North Korea vs. Vietnam
    UAE vs. Kuwait
    Qatar vs. Uzbekistan
    China vs. South Korea

    Looks like as long as Japan should be OK provided it can get past Iran in the semifinals.
     
  19. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax5jYKyc_8k&feature=sub"]YouTube - 101113 Asian Games [3] U-21 Japan vs Kyrgyzstan[/ame]
     
  20. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
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    The most impressive part has probably been keeping a clean sheet in every game so far.

    I wonder how many will make the Olympic squad considering many of them are fringe players except a couple.
     
  21. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    Form holding so far -- Iran beat Malaysia 3-1 while Oman beat Hong Kong 3-0. South Korea is bossing it against China but took 20 minutes to put one past "Big Thunder."

    I wonder how much attendance will drop off once both home teams are out.
     
  22. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    We're seriously running this sh!t now, 3-0 at half-time against India. The third goal is a beauty.
     
  23. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCb1Ei40_Nw&feature=sub"]YouTube - 101116 Asian Games [4] U-21 Japan vs India[/ame]

    I've been fully suprized and impressed by Yamazaki, seems like his goal in the final of the Nabisco Cup completely transformed him. He's not the player who got beat up during the Toulon Tournament.
    Higashi is really good, he should be playing in J1 next year. Future NT member. And Nagai is a scoring machine.
     
  24. SamuraiBlue2002

    Dec 20, 2008
    Club:
    --other--
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    Japan
    Yamazaki will probably have a bigger role at Jubilo next season.

    Higashi might move to a J1 club next season.

    I can see Nagai at Reds next season.
     
  25. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Jakarta
    Japan vs. Thailand -- I'm glad to see at least one ASEAN team make it through to the quarterfinals.
     

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