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Netherlands beats Japan 3-0 in friendly

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Netherland won,better use Philips over Panasonic. Just kidding.

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"“We didn’t made a good start,”

Were these van Bronckhorst's own words or JT's? Anyway, bad English.

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"“We didn’t made a good start,”

Were these van Bronckhorst's own words or JT's? Anyway, bad English

Bad English? Let's not nitpick. There is a lot of bad English on this forum. But as long as we understand what people are trying to say, that's OK. That said, Japan tried hard, but the opposition, playing on their own turf, were just too powerful.

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indeed, lets not nitpick ! lets talk about our chances in south africa. i saw this match live on tv. no way that japan can win any match in s.a. with this tactic !! even against a non-motivated dutch team, missing half of their basic topplayers, there was not one single 100% chance during the whole match! for example : using keisuke honda, in europe a rising star on position 10, in second half as a wingplayer !!!? Japan needs a sytem, if not, no chance against world top 25 teams!.

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ha ha, Japan and Okada kantoku. he bragged about trying to beat Holland and make very unrealistic predictions about being in the best 4 next year at the WC. not only is Japan's play style too predictable for super opponents, but the japanese media always babysit and say fluff about (and at time overprasising) the Okada's team, never really criticizing and evaluating the team. here's a hint for the local media: beating Kazahstan, Bahrain, Qatar, and even B-side Belgium is far from enough to star overpraising the national team. They forget Japan is also ranked number 40, when Holland is ranked third. Even with Qatar Japan tied the game, while losing to Australia. You can't boast about being in the final four if you can't even beat Australia or Qatar. As I said earlier, Holland showed them what top level soccer is about. The Japanese tried to work some magic trick in the first 20 minutes, but it was like kids trying to find out what the heck is going on. After that, the Japanese sank. No heart, no passion, no brute force, no creativity, no defense, and no energy. The Dutch were patient, and every time they touched the ball forward, boy, it sends every viewer into ecstasy... The jaapense should go back to soccer 101. They cried "foul, ouch, itai!" every time a hard tackle came their way. Bunch of girls, and this annoyed not only me, but a lot of their fans. How can you beat the top 10 teams like this? I gave up the blues a long time ago. I bet Japan won't even make it to the best 16, no matter who's in their group.

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I didn't catch this match but after watching the recent england/netherland draw where the dutch only drew with 2 horrendous defending erros, this makes me think that Japan is getting worse and worse at football. The Japanese sides of the early 2000's were at least always hard working and willing. I feel bad for the Japanese public when the world cup starts

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De Jong's challenges awful,particularly the one against Nakamura.Very poor form.Any of that with me and he gets smashed!

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