When will you return to Japan?
Posted On July 11, 2021
Posted by talksports.com on Friday, June 26, 2019 08:07:01 Japanese television has been running live coverage of the World Cup final between Italy and Argentina since March 18.
But in the days before the game, many viewers were disappointed to hear that the Japanese Football Association had decided not to send the team back to Japan after they had won the tournament.
This is the first time that a Japanese soccer team has been knocked out of the tournament at the group stage after losing the quarter-final to Australia.
Japan’s FA has also confirmed that the team will not play in the final because it is not ready for the game.
In the past few weeks, several reports have emerged about the Japanese soccer federation’s decision not to invite Japan’s top club, Nagoya Grampus, back to play in Japan.
It is understood that the decision to delay the final was taken by the FFA’s general secretary, Tadashi Kawada, after it became clear that Nagoya did not have the required number of players to host the final.
In addition, the Japanese FA has decided to not bring back the squad of players that played against Australia in the quarter final, as well as those that played in the semi-final and the final against South Korea.
As well as Japan, Australia and South Korea are the other countries that have been banned from participating in the World Cups finals.
While some fans may be disappointed with the news, others feel that it is a step in the right direction.
“It’s a good step to be able to see a team back in Japan,” said David Ewerton, a member of the fans’ group at the Nagoya Football Club, who is also an Everton supporter.
“I think this will help with a lot of things in Japan and hopefully the players will realise that the fans are watching them, that they are going to get the best out of them.”
It was hoped that Japan would get the tournament to start in the early hours of June 26 but instead, the World Championships are being held in Japan’s most populous city, Osaka.
“We have a lot to be proud of, but we have a very long way to go,” said Ewenton.
“The World Cup is not going to change much.
It’s just going to take time.