Friday, 3rd August 2012
In Japan Sports News, Sports,
Nagoya residents champion Nadeshiko for win
Residents of the densely populated city of Nagoya are backing the women’s football team rather than the men’s to take gold at the Olympics.
Writing for the Japan Times, Mark Buckton took to the streets of Nagoya to get citizens’ views on which team deserves the accolade the most.
Six respondents said they would rather Nadeshiko take the title, while just two showed greater support of the men’s side.
Canadian teacher Ian Yates told the news provider: “The women’s team, because it would be something I could get behind.
“If the men were to win, it would seem more of a fluke than anything else.”
The women’s team is due to play Brazil later today (August 3rd) in the quarter finals of the Games, while the men’s side competes against Egypt tomorrow for a place in the semi-finals.
That makes for interesting viewing as the teams go head-to-head to bring home glory.
Posted by Susan Ballion
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