We tried new strategy and worked well. No reason to change. 05: Swiss squads were not awake at the beginning. Kakimoto and Yusuke scored. (2-0) 12: Takada injured and substituted with Kane. The game become even after this substitution. 45: Swiss was predominant at the beginning of the second half. 60: Minato scored and rose to predominance. 65: Kakimoto added a goal and this goal decided the mood of the game. 70: Yusuke asked for his substitution but he scored right after his request. New strategy worked well again. Hoping to win the last game before the holiday.
Another bad start, 0-2 down after 5 mins. Missing 2 of the "JADA" strike force was a loss for us - played in a different formation but we let ourselves down. Couple of unpleasant moments during the game; indeed uncommon for Nippon. Alex went down in the box with agony and pain breaking into tears (bad landing, 90% ACL) - Nippon players first asking for a booking and after smiling and laughing away. We wish Alex a speedy recovery - 1 month after we lose Regis now Alex. The frustration continued in the 2nd half being mocked by our opponents with disrespectful comments who were obviously enjoying themselves. Enough said. Probably our worst match thus far. Mom: Joe