PBP Thread: Match #16, Colombia vs Japan, 19 June 2018 [R]

Discussion in 'GROUP H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan' started by Paul Calixte, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hi everyone,

    First of all, welcome to the new posters joining us! You might have recently created an account just to get in on the World Cup excitement, or you may have already been lurking around BigSoccer and decided to finally get involved in all the banter. Either way, welcome!

    A general bit of advice for you, as well as a reminder for our longtime posters: we're all here for the football. With that in mind, we here are taking a zero-tolerance policy towards expressions of racism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, xenophobia, ad hominem attacks, insults (towards a group of people, countries, or fellow posters) and trolling. Infractions will get you booked - and if you ask where was your warning, this is it. If you see a fellow poster insulting you or a part of your identity (race, sex, nationality, etc.)? Don't respond in kind - REPORT IT. It is the fastest way for us mods to handle the offending posts.

    So, with that said, good luck to both sides, and let's enjoy!
     
  2. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  3. TheHitman47

    TheHitman47 Member

    Jan 14, 2016
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    I'm backing Colombia. I just want to see a good game!
     
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  4. Emerican

    Emerican Member

    Barcelona
    Poland
    May 14, 2018
    James injured? He did not attend last training session.
     
  5. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    #5 Kamtedrejt, Jun 14, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
    It will be a low-scoring game. Japan will hold off Colombia successfully in the first half but individual brilliance will bring Colombia the three points with a single goal.
     
  6. Bluewings21

    Bluewings21 Member

    Suwon Samsung Bluewings
    Apr 26, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Late managerial change on the Japanese squad will somehow affect their performance.

    Colombia 2-0.
     
  7. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Lemoore, CA
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    No he had muscle fatigue but he's been training again since 2 days ago; media just like to stir up shit.
     
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  8. praxis.en

    praxis.en Member

    May 13, 2015
    BOG/PNW
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I hope we can win this, i still have my doubts
     
  9. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Lemoore, CA
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Never doubt your country.

    Never doubt your heritage or pride.
     
  10. colombianballa91

    Jul 2, 2007
    NJ
    Club:
    Junior Barranquilla
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Reports are james is not starting
     
  11. Jonathan Pimentel

    Aug 29, 2013
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Yup. Reports suggest James will not start.

    To the Colombian supporters.. how much does this affect the team? He is obviously an important piece.. but, will it affect your team negatively to the point you wouldnt feel confident in his replacement?
     
  12. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Germany
    Jan 3, 2018
    LeBron James is injured.
     
  13. timmy2toes

    timmy2toes Member

    millwall
    Australia
    Jun 14, 2018
    Loving the WC2018 but i'm a real soccer novice.

    But surely tonight Colombia simply beat Japan.

    World ranking Colombia (16) Japan (61)
     
  14. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Soccer ranking means little. Are they in form or out of form now
     
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  15. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    TIGER, tiger, burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies
    Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
    On what wings dare he aspire?
    What the hand dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder and what art
    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And when thy heart began to beat,
    What dread hand and what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain?
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil? What dread grasp
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

    When the stars threw down their spears,
    And water'd heaven with their tears,
    Did He smile His work to see?
    Did He who made the lamb make thee?

    Tiger, tiger, burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

    (This is your moment Falcao. Lead this team to victories.)
     
  16. monere

    monere Guest

    LeBron?? The curling player?
     
  17. monere

    monere Guest

    rankings don't mean shit in today's football when everyone can beat anyone
     
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  18. timmy2toes

    timmy2toes Member

    millwall
    Australia
    Jun 14, 2018
    Are Japan a good chance tonight?
    Are they an attacking team or try to rely on defence and counterattacking?
    Any players from both teams i should watch for?
     
  19. monere

    monere Guest

    Japan's strength is the collective gameplay. They do have players that can make a difference (shinji kagawa and keisuke honda are my favorites because they're more technical and can make a difference, but other japanase whose names I don't remember right now are more effective in front of the goal). That being said, again, Japan is strong when they play as a team, but even so they have rarely gotten notable results against strong teams. I can't explain exactly why they've never gotten results cause they have been pretty constant at every WC so far. It's one of the footballing mysteries for me...

    Their style? Hmm.. I can't say for sure. They are decent on the counters, but they're also good at keeping possession (they don't blast long balls like the Brits do for example). They're not particularly impressive in any area, they just have a bit of everything (counters, creativity, efficiency... just not enough to grant them results, like I said...)

    As for Colombia... I don't know what to say. I'm familiar with most of their players (I know their names, and I've watched some of them play), but other than that I can't tell how they play, or which are their best players because I'm not updated on their gameplan and gameplay

    One thing I can say for sure is that James Rodriguez (a playmaker) and Radamel Falcao (striker) are their best players, but I think James Rodriguez won't play in this game. That's what I've heard, I'm not sure if it's true
     
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  20. monere

    monere Guest

    Let's see.... I'd say 2-1 win for Colombia.

    I think both teams will score
     
  21. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    why is colombia playing in white shorts, while their home kit has a marine short and the away kit has a orange one?
     
  22. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    I saw some Japan qualifiers and I see their strength as sharp, quick and creative midfield play. At times they can play like Spain or Brazil. But it all falls apart in front of goal. They have no pure finisher. They need to create 10 clear chances to score one goal. That will simply not be enough at this level. This is a group where Colombia, Senegal and Poland all have good defenses that will not give you many chances. Japan needs someone to rise to the occasion and make a difference inside the box.
     
  23. monere

    monere Guest

    No one can play like spain or brazil, but I get your point. Also, they do have clinical finishers but I can't remember their names right now.... Wait! Okazaki is one of them but he's not playing, and there's one more whose name is slipping me...

    Also, Colombia's defense doesn't impress me much. I still think Japan will score easily in this game... but so will Colombia
     
  24. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Pfaffenhofen / Ilm
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
  25. monere

    monere Guest

    good referee.... and there's japan's goal :)
     

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