Road to Tokyo Olympics 2020

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

  1. AKITOD

    AKITOD Member+

    Apr 5, 2007
    Hobart, Aust
    Club:
    JEF United Ichihara
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yeah I think the value a legend like joining would be immeasurable. As a role model, leader and professional.
     
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  2. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At this point it seems exceedingly farfetched to suggest that a 36 year old Bundesliga player would participate in the Tokyo Olympics, if and when they even take place. It seems more likely that Hasebe would be retired from playing by then.
     
  3. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Who knows that with a delay of Olympics we might have a better shot at winnning the gold medal.

    Most of all, a list of players that wouldn't be anymore available with a 2021 edition from the U-23 AFC Championship roster:
    - Ryosuke Kojima (GK)
    - Tsuyoshi Watanabe (DF)
    - Koki Machida (DF)
    - Shunta Tanaka (DF)
    - Tsukasa Morishima (MF)
    - Yuki Soma (MF)
    - Keita Endo (MF)
    - Koki Ogawa (FW)
    - Reo Hatate (FW)

    Losing these midfielders and Ogawa would be problematic.
     
  4. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I do not understand. Why would those players not be available in 2021? It seems that none of them would suddenly become too old to play competitive soccer.
     
  5. Dax

    Dax Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Because they will pass the age limit to partecipate in the competition.
     
  6. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    I would expect that anyone that would be eligible for this Olympics on the original start date will retain that eligibility for the rescheduled Olympics. However I think they will find rescheduling impossible and the summer Olympics will be canceled or at least extremely trimmed back.

    I hope I am wrong but there are just too many other events in almost all of the major Olympic sports that would need rescheduling. Canceling would be both easier and cheaper in both the short and long term.
     
  7. GunnerTNB

    GunnerTNB Member+

    Apr 4, 2011
    São Paulo
    Club:
    Botafogo Rio Janeiro
    It makes no sense to not keep the eligibility of players born in 1997.
     
  8. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    It is not even a FIFA tournament so the eligibility is whatever the IOC wants it to be. If they wanted the Olympics to have real meaning they would either make in a true U23 and not allow overage players or they would open it up to full national teams like they have done on the women's side where the tournament is still not really a FIFA tournament but it does actually mean something.

    The Olympics are fun to watch but, in soccer, they mean very little.
     
  9. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    I think they'll just move it to the ones born after January 1st, 1998.
     
  10. GunnerTNB

    GunnerTNB Member+

    Apr 4, 2011
    São Paulo
    Club:
    Botafogo Rio Janeiro
  11. Whispered11

    Whispered11 Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Yeah, but this is blatantly stupid. It's like seeing that they won't change Tokyo 2020 to Tokyo 2021.
     
  12. teioh

    teioh Member+

    Apr 17, 2012
    Let's say they enlarge the eligible players pool for all the nations involved. Something extraordinary for an extraordinary event.
     
  13. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    But all the people actually involved in these decisions are politicians and:
    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon
    Also
    "Decisions of this sort are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner."
     

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