Match #32, 2018 World Cup: Japan vs. Senegal - 6/24/18

Discussion in 'GROUP H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan' started by Furnaccio, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes, bless their hearts
    Estonia
    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "brings a good fight indeed"

    That's at least two yellows they haven't gotten but should have.
     
  2. Iforgotwhat8wasfor

    Jun 28, 2007
    I'm rooting for a tie - the high score helps both teams!
    One of the best and important games and hardly any traffic. I guess the "enthusiasts" only care about the "big" teams.
     
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  3. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    I honestly hope both of this teams make it through. Both very entertaining.

    Sorry, Colombia.
     
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  4. Skandal!!!

    Skandal!!! Member

    Legia Warszawa
    Poland
    Apr 26, 2017
    Fifa instructed refs to allow this, don't you know? It is almost official... Polish journalists for ex demand on Nawalka to introduce Goralski and tell him to roughen it up...
     
  5. Khadrim

    Khadrim Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Kind of want both teams to progress. Much more interesting than Colombia and Poland.
     
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  6. ShortyMac

    ShortyMac Member+

    Barcelona
    Apr 10, 2011
    Ohio, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT: 2-2.

    Great match.
     
  7. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  8. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Inter Milan
    Colombia
    Mar 25, 2011
    San Diego
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    2-2 draw. What a match.

    Was not disappointing. The two underdogs of this group stepped up.
     
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  9. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    With this being a draw Colombia and Poland are holding their destiny in their hands. 2 Wins for any side ensures progress to the Round of 16.
     
  10. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Mexico
    Jun 12, 2013
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
  11. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    If Poland and Colombia draw today and win their last game by two goals difference then they will both Qualify , although i doubt todays game will end up in a draw
     
  12. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Very good game and kudos to Japan for playing well. I am rooting for Japan and Senegal to advance.
     
  13. cabezamagica

    cabezamagica Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    NYC
    Club:
    Barcelona Guayaquil
    Nat'l Team:
    Ecuador
    Senegal needs to learn to control the ball when they're ahead,totally gave it to Japan in the last 20 min.
     
  14. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    Very dissapointing from Senegal. Played a great first 20 minutes, then they let Japan into the game and Japan were more convincing going forward. I'm actually not that impressed by this Senegal team. Too one dimensional going forward. Mane has been horrible so far this worldcup, done next to nothing even though he got that goal today. For all their defenders at top clubs their Defence looked in shambles to be honest. And finally that goal keeper comming out like that when his defender had the ball covered. Cisse must take the blame for keeping a Serie A keeper and a Ligue 1 keeper on the bench for a mediocre African based keeper. Just dumb.

    I think Colombia will beat this team.

    Nigeria is easily the best African team IMO.
     
  15. zahzah

    zahzah Member+

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Nice game. Japan are true warriors. Hope they beat Poland and represent Asia further on.

    But very last play of the game - I'm pretty certain there was handball there and the referee called it too quickly. There was no replay but live that seemed like a clear handball clearance.
     
  16. Khadrim

    Khadrim Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    You misunderstand me, I want Japan and Senegal to progress.
     
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  17. Skandal!!!

    Skandal!!! Member

    Legia Warszawa
    Poland
    Apr 26, 2017
    A hard fought and fair draw. Now, if Poland Colombia draw, everyone will have a chance of progressing on the last day without looking at opponents... If...
     
  18. nick p

    nick p BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a great game! Both teams played a great game!!
     
  19. zahzah

    zahzah Member+

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    No one mentioned it but I noticed it today and during the Colombia game: Japan is superbly conditioned. I think part of the reason Japan had the better second half was because they were much fitter. Senegal ran out of steam a bit. Japan started winning balls that they lost in the first half. I have to put that down to endurance.

    I think any team will struggle against Japan in the second half.

    Also - must admire their fighting spirits.
     
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  20. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    The team did their pre-world cup training camp at 1400m altitude in the alps somewhere (Maybe Austria?) purely to try promote endurance/conditioning.

    They did the same before the 2010 FWC where they had one of the highest running/distance of the WC on average.
     
  21. Iranian Monitor

    Iranian Monitor Member+

    Aug 18, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    In the last World Cup, Japan lost all its games in the 2nd half (lost their lead in their draw against 10 man Greece in the 2nd half too). At that time, they would run of steam by the 2nd half. This time around, they seemed to have learned the lesson and conditioned themselves much better.
     
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  22. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Good for both teams that it was a high scoring draw just thinking about possible worst case scenario should we end up with all 4 teams on 4 points.
     
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  23. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes, bless their hearts
    Estonia
    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Well, the ref must have heard me, because the yellows certainly started to flow after that! Too many errant elbows from senegal for my taste, but what. a. match!

    I knew this would be one of the better games, and wasn't disappointed. Frankly, it'll be a better cup if Japan and Senegal go through.
     
  24. Guinho

    Guinho Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes, bless their hearts
    Estonia
    May 27, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, yes. Japan is superbly conditioned and I love to watch them. They've consistently been one of the most graceful teams at the World Cup for years now. It's great to see their abilities paying off some here.
     
  25. zahzah

    zahzah Member+

    Jun 27, 2011
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Hoping Poland win today to take off pressure from Senegal :)

    Else let it be the first 0:0 draw.
     
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  26. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    My feeling tells me that one team will pay for this draw with elimination.
     
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