Friday, 20th November 2009
Japanese team 'gaining competitive edge'
The Japanese national football team is improving and gaining a competitive edge, it has been noted.
According to the Telegraph, things are about to get a whole lot harder for the Japanese team, after they "breezed through" the qualifying stages to become the first team to secure a place at the 2010 World Cup, which is to be held in South Africa.
The newspaper noted that Japan is now getting both experience and an ability to compete against other football teams on the world stage.
"This is their fourth finals and they have shown signs of improvement as they have gone along," the newspaper commented.
Back in 2002, Japan and South Korea hosted the World Cup, which Brazil won.
They secured the victory after beating Germany 2-0.
The Japanese team is among the most successful squad in Asia and is ranked as the 43rd best team in the world by FIFA.
Written by Mark Smith.