Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Spain and Paraguay makes up the final eight 3

Spain and Paraguay makes up the final eight

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The final last sixteen day managed just one goal in open play. We had to wait for over 180 minutes of football before David Villa scored Spain’s winner in a tight Iberian derby with Portugal. Paraguay, meanwhile, left their victory until penalties where they remained unfazed and converted all five, knocking out Japan in one […]

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th 1

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th

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Having had my last accumulator rudely scuppered by a rather dull 0-0 draw between the Ivory Coast and Portugal, the World Cup duly decided to rub it in by allowing the Swiss to beat the favourites Spain and simultaneously splash a further helping of egg on my face. Despite this, I have come back for […]

Photo Special - Japan 1 - 2 England 0

Photo Special – Japan 1 – 2 England

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England limped to a 2-1 victory over Japan today as they continued their preparations for the World Cup finals in South Africa. Fabio Capello’s men failed to sparkle throughout and had to come from a goal behind after Tulio Tanaka gave the Japanese the lead after just seven minutes. It was a lethargic performance from […]

World Cup Scouting: Japan / North Korea 1

World Cup Scouting: Japan / North Korea

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One of three Asian sides competing at the 2010 World Cup, Japan make their fourth appearance in South Africa. In the heart of the Japanese midfield could be Keisuke Honda, a midfielder who is gradually making his mark in Europe. After transferring from Nagoya Grampus to Dutch side VVV Venlo in January 2008, the 23-year-old […]