A winning streak. The momentum is scary. If you look at their recent games, they look like a world-class team. There is only a dark cloud of smoke where Japanese soccer used to be.
Each opponent they face is delivering a so-called thrashing. They shocked the world with a 4-1 thrashing of Germany on their last trip to Germany, and then followed it up with a 4-1 thrashing of Turkey. They also won 4-1 at home against Canada on October 13.
Japan has been on fire, scoring 22 goals in their last five games. Japan, ranked 19th in the world by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), defeated No. 44 Canada 4-1 in a friendly at Niigata Stadium in Japan on Oct. 13.
Japan jumped out to an early lead, exploding for three goals in the first half alone. Ao Tanaka (Düsseldorf) opened the scoring just two minutes into the match. An own goal by Alfonso Davies (Bayern Munich) made it 2-0, and then Keito Nakamura (Stade de Reims) scored a third goal exactly three minutes later to effectively seal the deal.
Tanaka scored his team’s fourth goal just four minutes into the second half, and aside from a meaningless concession to Junior Hoilett (Vancouver) in the 44th minute, Japan held on for the 4-1 victory.
Japan has been on a tear offensively, scoring 22 goals in their last five games. In June, Japan thrashed El Salvador 6-0 in a friendly on home soil and also beat Peru 4-1.토토사이트
In September, the team shocked the German soccer world with a 4-1 victory over the ‘Tank Corps’. In their second A match in September, they defeated Turkiye 4-2. The losses to Japan prompted both Germany and Turkey to fire their national team coaches. Japan had won five consecutive A matches before the Canada game. On October 17, they will play Tunisia, who lost to South Korea yesterday, in the second game of the October A Match.
With Japan’s fearsome firepower, it seems only a matter of time before they break into the top 10 of the FIFA rankings. South Korea will host the Asian Cup in Qatar next January.
They will inevitably meet Japan. After all, South Korea, Japan, and Australia are the three strongest teams in Asia. In that sense, how Tunisia, a “World Cup qualifier” that South Korea beat 4-0, fares against Japan will be a good opportunity to compare the two countries’ current performances to some extent.