Friday, 8 June 2012
JAPAN'S FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFIERS (VS OMAN and JORDAN)
Hey, here's a post for people who are interested in football (soccer). They are links to their two recent World Cup qualifier matches against Oman and Jordan. Japanese football has been on the rise for about two years, with the future looking bright with numerous exciting talents emerging.
Recently one of the stars of J-football, Shinji Kagawa moved to the world famous Manchester United for around fee that can potentially rise to £17 million, and some more young players are thought to probably move out to Europe during this transfer season.
They'll be playing Australia on the 12th of June, which I will be watching at the stadium!! Boo yah!!
It's a bit hard to choose which side to support since I have both nationalities but probably Japan since I identify more with them. Even so, I wouldn't be too disappointing if Australia won, especially since they've done fairly badly in their past matches and need some points to qualify for the World Cup.
The commentary for the games here are in Japanese, but hopefully that doesn't bother you too much. There probably aren't any with English commentary anyway so it's not like you have much choice.
Japan Vs Oman (2012.06.04) 3-0
You can download it here. Check the first post in the forum.
Japan VS Jordan (2012.06.08) 6-0
Bigsoccer is a pretty good forum with people discussing Japanese football. I only found it recently but found something things on there interesting.