I have always supported the Netherlands or the Oranje in every World Cup tournament since 1994. This World Cup however, I decided to support Japan or the Blue Samurai.
I wanted the Asian champions to show the world that a team from this region could make it big.
How wrong I was.
Asia’s best team finished bottom of their group, with only a single point to show for their efforts. Disappointing is an understatement.
Like Keisuke Honda, I really believed that Japan could even win the World Cup. Or even if they didn’t lift the trophy, they could have at least reached the quarte…
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