Yesterday the Japanese football team gathered at its basic camp in the Shizuoka prefecture and watched on TV the Wednesday match between the Russians and the Tunisians held in the Japanese city of Kobe.
According to informed sources, after the match, which the Russians won 2-0, the Japanese team analysed the game and all shared the coaches' opinion that the Russians' passes were the most dangerous. It's worth noting that the Japanese and Russian teams will meet at the Yokohama stadium on June 9th.
In the next three days left before the match, the Japanese national coach, Philippe Troussier, intends to train the team as intensively as possible taking into account the lessons of the Russia-Tunisia match. He believes it is necessary to train his team in the conditions similar to a real match, including heavy psychological stress. In particular, Troussier decided to hold a working match between his team and quite a strong team from the Shizuoka prefecture.