2018 World Cup | Have the Samurai Blue finally become street-smart?

Have the Samurai Blue finally become street-smart?

Japanese team's defensive play at the end of its last game probably helped it advance to the quarterfinals but it angered many fans and viewers; coach Akira Nishino admits he made a tough decision, figuring that they were most likely to go through

July 2, 2018 1:57 PM (UTC+8)
Japan's coach Akira Nishino watches his players during a training session in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Belgium. Photo: AFP/ Jack Guez
Japan's coach Akira Nishino watches his players during a training session in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match against Belgium. Photo: AFP/ Jack Guez
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