Kirin Challenge Cup - Japan vs Cameroon 11/19 [R]

Discussion in 'Asian Football Confederation' started by skipshady, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    This will be the final match for Japan before taking on China, Hong Kong and Korea in the East Asian Championships, and the final appearance of 2003 by most of the Europe-based national teamers.
    Japan will have played 4 of the 5 African representatives in last year's World Cup, having already played Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia.

    The starters will be:
    Yamada, Tsuboi, Miyamoto, Santos
    Inamoto, Ono, Fujita, Nakta,
    Yanagisawa, Takahara

    The squad:
     1@Seigo Narazaki	1976.04.15@@185cm@76kg@@Nagoya Grampus Eight
    12@Ryuta Tsuzuki	1978.04.18@@185cm@81kg@@Urawa Reds
    23@Yoichi Doi		1973.07.25@@184cm@80kg@@FC Tokyo
     2@Nobuhisa Yamada	1975.09.10@@175cm@66kg@@Urawa Reds
     3@Keisuke Tsuboi	1979.09.16@@179cm@67kg@@Urawa Reds
     4@Mitsuru Nagata	1983.04.06@@182cm@72kg@@Kashiwa Reysol
     5@Tsuneyoshi Miyamoto	1977.02.07@@176cm@72kg@@Gamba Osaka
    14@Alesandro Santos	1977.07.20@@178cm@69kg@@Shimizu S-Pulse
    16@Atsuhiro Miura	1974.07.24@@176cm@69kg@@Tokyo Verdy 1969
    21@Akira Kaji		1980.01.13@@175cm@67kg@@FC Tokyo 
    22@Yuji Nakazawa	1978.02.25@@187cm@78kg@@Yokohama F Marinos
     6@Junichi Inamoto	1979.09.18@@181cm@75kg@@Fulham
     7@Hidetoshi Nakata	1977.01.22@@175cm@72kg@@Parma
     8@Mitsuo Ogasawara	1979.04.05@@173cm@72kg@@Kashima Antlers
    10@Toshiya Fujita	1971.10.04@@174cm@64kg@@Utrecht
    15@Takashi Fukunishi	1976.09.01   181cm 77kg@@Jubilo Iwata
    17@Takuya Yamada	1974.08.24@@177cm@76kg@@Tokyo Verdy 1969
    18  Shinji Ono		 1979.09.27@@175cm@74kg@@Feyenoord
    19@Yasuhito Endo	1980.01.28@@177cm@70kg@@Gamba Osaka
     9@Naohiro Takahara	1979.06.04@@181cm@75kg@@Hamburger SV
    11@Takayuki Suzuki	1976.06.05@@182cm@75kg@@Heusden Zolder
    13  Atsushi Yanagisawa	 1977.05.27  177cm 73kg@@Sampdoria
    20@Yoshito Okubo	1982.06.09@@168cm@61kg@@Cerezo Osaka
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  3. LiveinYokohama

    LiveinYokohama New Member

    Dec 1, 2001
    Cameroon did not choose MBOMA. Many young players were chosen. It is a change of generation.
    I am very regretful. This game is a friendly match. It is not an important game.
    I wanted MBOMA which is popular in Japan to participate.
  4. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    It's too bad Mboma won't be playing especially since several of his current and former teammates with Verdy and Gamba are in the Japan squad.

    The match will be Oita, and the residents of nearby Nakatsue-mura, where Cameroon held their camp for last year's World Cup, will again be supporting the Indomitable Lions. 400 Nakatsue-mura residents, or about 1/3 of the village's population will be on hand to watch the match and they have already prepared a Cameroon dekahata (big flag). (Japanese)
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    Sep 9, 2002
    are they gonna do anything for foe?
  6. LiveinYokohama

    LiveinYokohama New Member

    Dec 1, 2001

    MBOMA was chosen by the addition.
  7. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    I don't know if they're doing anything at the match, but if you look at the flag, you'll see number 17 (Foe's number) in the middle.

    A few injuries to report. Ogasawara hurt his left hamstring and Nakazawa hurt his right ankle so they are out. FC Tokyo defender Teruyuki Moniwa was called up to take their place.

    Cameroon also lost three players to injury and illness, including striker Samuel Eto'o.
  8. LiveinYokohama

    LiveinYokohama New Member

    Dec 1, 2001
    Japan 0-0 Cameroon

    This game was not interesting. The only harvest is Fujita. He moved about the inside of a pitch energetically, and made many chances. I think that he is better than Nakamura.
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    Sep 9, 2002
    i thought the game was on sunday. i knew it's gonna end 0-0. should've done betting
  10. watanabe2k

    watanabe2k Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    Illinois, but Japan
    Jubilo Iwata
    Nat'l Team:
    I guess Tsuboi and Narazaki saved Japan's ass!
  11. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Re: Japan 0-0 Cameroon

    It was interesting that before the match, Miyamoto talked about how Fujita made defending and sending outlet passes easier, and Nakata mentioned how communication improved with him in training.

    Fujita seems like the updated version of Morishima, someone who commands his teammates' respect and adds a dangerous element to the attacking midfield. It will be interesting how the midfield plays out when Nakamura is ready to return.

    Also, every time I see Tsuboi, I think of Matsumoto from Downtown.
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  13. LiveinYokohama

    LiveinYokohama New Member

    Dec 1, 2001

    Well, Fujita's play resembles Morishima. They move about energetically and supply high quality pass to FW. And sometimes, they joins in the attack from the back of FW. Japan needs such types of player.
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    Sep 9, 2002
    it seems like while japan senior side will be facing malaysia and iraq for the deadly blood scattering wc preparation, our u-22 will teach a lesson to russia a-team on feburary for the olympic preparation.

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