View Full Version : New Zealand vs Japan (Confederations Cup)
06-18-2003, 02:32 PM
Japan 3 New Zealand 0
Japan seems to do very well in these competitions (anyone remember the 3-0 win over Canada at the 2001 CC?)
Montreal match reporter, a-league.com
06-18-2003, 07:24 PM
But Japan have been doing lousy this year.
More hard evidence as to why giving Oceania an automatic WWC berth was such a horrible mistake.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change
the subject. -- Winston Churchill
06-18-2003, 08:16 PM
Question is, did Japan get every single call go their way, including two horrible & wrong calls which led directly to goals, as they did against Canada in 2001?
Probably not on this occasion, as they didn't have homefield advantage - from the sounds of it they deserved this particular 3-0 Confederations Cup victory.
Even the wolf can learn. Even the sheep can turn. Even the frog can become at last the prince. - Peter Hammill, Over (1977)
06-18-2003, 10:55 PM
This is a New Zealand side that won the Oceania title against an Aussie C side due to a player revolt that saw none of the Euro Aussies in the lineup. The last Confed Cup saw Aus to the semifinals if not mistaken.
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