Who plays in front of Yoshida? Japan has a weak central midfielder in Endo who can not generate enough through balls or attack with the dribble. This game was Yoshida's fault, but Endo has cost them during big matches in the past. Shibasaki is just as horrible. Their formation and tactics needed to change to give a very defensive Tunisia a different look. Asano/Osako/Maeda should be up top and Junya Ito/Kamada/Minamino at Midfield and Yamane/Yoshida/Tomiyasu/Nagatomo in back in 4-3-3, maybe an experienced goal keeper and not Schmidt should be in there.
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I think allowing dual citizenship might boost some of Japan's population numbers and allow the government to tax new citizens who work in Japan, recruit workers who have family ties to Japan, and boost the options of dual nationals to stay in Japan (instead of being forced to choose...) since Japan is risk averse, maybe this could be a partial solution and a way to adapt to the current issue and a way to partially address the declining population numbers and future workforce issue.
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Japan needs to stop starting Honda. He has not delivered in a while. They should also relook at their mid fielders as they were not able to provide consistent service to the forwards or into any gaps in the backline. They should also scrap some of their exotic formations and play a 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 and never play a single forward high as they don't have anyone who can win in the air or take defenders on 1 v1 as the lone forward high. They should try anything exotic with their formations again as they don't have the talent in the back and at mid-field and looked lost compared to teams in the past whose roles seemed better organized/designed.
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