ALL POSTS TAGGED "japan"

Germany

/ 53 days ago

Germans blame WAGs for World Cup failure

Reports suggest that players and team officials were not happy with the "holiday feeling" surrounding Germany at the World Cup. The Germans ended their tournament run prematurely. Four points after three games sent the 2014 World Cup winners packing before the knockout round. Bild is claiming that DFB president Bernd Neuendorf and vice president Hans-Joachim […]

Brazil

/ 56 days ago

Croatia needs penalties, Brazil thumps South Korea at World Cup

In Monday's pair of round of 16 fixtures, two teams from the 2018 quarterfinals punched a ticket to that round of 2022. However, while Japan pushed Croatia to the brink, Brazil cruised along in what has been a sumptuous World Cup for the five-time champions. For South Korea and Japan, it is a harsh exit […]

Germany

/ 60 days ago

Japan, Spain survive explosive World Cup group, Germany out

In a simply wild 45 minutes, Japan and Spain made their way into the World Cup knockout stage. Meanwhile, Germany won on the day, but failed to advance due to a poor goal differential. At halftime of the games, both Germany and Spain were in a position to advance. By the time each game reached […]

Costa Rica

/ 64 days ago

Costa Rica stun Japan to blow Group E wide open

Costa Rica beat Japan 1-0 at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium thanks to a 81st minute strike from Keysher Fuller that blew qualification from World Cup Group E wide open. Giant killers Japan who shocked Germany in the opening round hardly got a foothold in the game and would be left ruing their chances to […]

Germany

/ 68 days ago

Germany World Cup start shattered by Japan

Joshua Kimmich said before the game that Germany needed to avoid a poor one-goal loss at the World Cup. They have begun their last two major tournaments the same way. And then gone out in humiliation. But the tactical staleness that characterized Germany's decline under the latter reign of Joachim Löw remains under Hansi Flick. […]

Japan

/ 72 days ago

Japan World Cup 2022 preview

Japan’s national team navigated a mediocre group in 2018 (Colombia, Senegal, and Poland) to earn four points and a trip to the knockout rounds. How will they fare at World Cup 2022? Even with a better squad – their FIFA ranking has improved from 50 to 24 in four years – the draw provides a […]