Road to Tokyo Olympics 2020

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Dax, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Kazama set to end his season at Frontale and become the next coach

    Thoughts?

    small note: JFA's president comes from Tsukuba...:whistling:
     
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  2. Sakaguchi92

    Sakaguchi92 Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Good choice. Obviously it'll be hard to judge him so far out from 2020 and given they won't have any qualification matches. He doesn't have any experience with under-age teams outside of university football. I just hope the upcoming players get some serious first-team football in the next few years to given him plenty of choice.
     
  3. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    At least we're going to watch nice football.
     
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  4. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, college players are in the same age category as the Olympic team...
     
  5. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Hmm I think there is a possibility that Japan will still play the qualifiers even if they are qualified. That's what is about to happen with South Korea for the U19 for example (the U20 world cup will be played in South Korea next May).
    If South Korea are among the semi-finalists, three play-off matches will be organised among the four losing quarter-finalists to determine the fifth-placed team which will also qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Otherwise, the following play-off matches will not be played.
    We'll obviously be already qualified which will mean less pressure on the players, but it'll be up to Kazama to pretend the same intensity from them.
     
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  6. GunnerTNB

    GunnerTNB Member+

    Apr 4, 2011
    São Paulo
    Club:
    Botafogo Rio Janeiro
    So are we going to have a team that plays all-out attack and do not defend at all?
     
  7. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Better then 0 attack and ridiculous defence.
     
  8. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Having a team that plays football would already be a nice change.
     
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  9. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
  10. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I hope (and think) it'll be Moriyasu.
    Winning a double gold it's not impossible.
     
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  11. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently the JFA is set to hire Nishino as the Olympic team coach.
     
  12. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Nishino is set to hire himself as the next Olympics coach.
     
  13. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Hope he won't mainly choose the Gamba players.
     
  14. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    What about Moriyasu? Wasn't he the frontrunner for the job?
     
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  15. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I miss Nishino.......now for a few years of games with little focus on defense. I would be quite hyped if he was given the boss job after Vahid.
     
  16. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, apparently the JFA has appointed Moriyasu as the coach. Not bad.
     
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  17. Samurai Warrior

    Samurai Warrior Member+

    Dec 2, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    He was the frontrunner and all of the reports suggested his appointment.
     
  18. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Not sure if he is a better choice than Hasegawa or Teguramori if both were also available now.
     
  19. Saku²

    Saku² Member+

    Aug 22, 2009
    Club:
    FC Salzburg
    Tegu...ramori ... ?
     
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  20. Gordon1995

    Gordon1995 Member+

    Oct 3, 2013
    Will be interesting to see how he set the team up. He plays a 3-6-1 formation at Sanfreece iirc, wonder how will he choose the players for the formation.
     
  21. Majster2

    Majster2 Member+

    Apr 23, 2010
    Poland
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    List of youngsters that Moriyasu developed during his 5 years in Hiroshima:

    1. Asano
    2. Aoyama
    3. Chiba
    4.
    5.
    6.

    Waiting for the names as he's well known for actively intoducing young players to the pro football. Kazama would be perfect for the job but JFA can't compete with Toyota's money of course...
     
  22. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    It's not only about youngsters, but also players who became functional in his formation and actually benefited of his job.
     
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  23. verde água

    verde água Member

    São Paulo
    Oct 4, 2017
    I hope that he doesn't leave the right players out like it was done in the last u20 world cup, where players like Tatsuya Ito, Maeda, Hiroki Abe, Toshiki Kinjo and some others should have been called. Well, these same players will be eligible for the 2020's olympics.
     
  24. KATO

    KATO Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Brisbane
    Club:
    Urawa RD
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    The final squad in three years time will never satisfy everyone.

    Tatsuya Ito was playing reserves football until last month. Not sure if Toshiki Kinjo has made the Fortuna matchday team yet, given their position on the table I highly doubt they will needlessly throw him into any games.

    Looking forward to Hiroki Abe having a breakout season next year, as for now he's a super sub at Kashima, no shame in that for an 18 year old straight out of high school.
     
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  25. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Tokyo 2020 seems promising. Lots of talent.
     
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