Originally posted by dojobi
Regarding the dirty/rough play - I felt the ref was calling Aus on plenty of fouls that weren't fouls and Japan got off on a lot as they got rougher as the game progressed (maybe in response to Australian rough play?)
Australia took 12 shots on goal versus Japan's 2, so I think the final score reflected the match, even if Japan did hold out REALLY well and actually lead for most of the game.
I hadn't seen much of Japan play before last night, but afterwards I was really impressed with them.
Japan is definitely a team you have (had
) to count with.
I think 3:1 against them is a little bit over the top,
anyway, Japan have to come over with it, have to gather
all their spirit, strength and force (hopefully they are strong enough to
manage this loss) then they will fight back. I didn't give them up still.
Japanese People never give up, same spirit like German People.However, let us bet the plays of this day:
21:00h (Europe/Germany Timezone)
Brazilia vs. Croatia (2:0)
Brazilia is one of the Top teams, sure a no-brainer.
But Croatia is surely on the ball.
They are on the ball, really,
and Brazilia can get a nasty surprise, if they don't pay attantion.
France vs. Switzerland (2:3)
I bet, Switzerland will surprise us all
They are on the ball too.
Korea vs. Togo (1:1)
I can say pretty nearly nothing about these two teams.
Someone else shed some light...