On June 7 2008, the Japan National Team had a match in the 3rd Qualifier of the FIFA World Cup 2010 against Oman. This was the same opponent as last week in Japan but this time it kicked off at 5:15 PM in Masqat, Oman. The weather was astonishingly humid and muggy and because of […]
The Japanese national side played an Asian Qualifier for the South Africa World Cup 2010 on June 2 in Yokohama, which they won 3 – 0 against Oman. In this match, Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic) and Daisuke Matsui (Saint-Étienne) played very well and I really admired their performances. They are definitely the key-players for Japan!! In five […]
Japan’s first World Cup Qualifier game was held against Thailand on February 6, 2008. It was the first game for Takeshi Okada, the new manager, instead of Ivica Osim. Fortunately, we won the game 4-1, although, most Japanese fans and media were not satisfied with it – and me neither.