Only grabbing one point from their first two matches in World Cup 2014 campaign, Japan national are in the brink of elimination. This situation is not a comforting for the Blue Samurai players, including their star man, Shinji Kagawa.
Japan and Greece's hope of advancing into the second round of World Cup 2014 gets slimmer as both of share a point on their meeting this midweek.
Having lost their opening fixtures, both Japan along with Greece were keen on redeeming things by targeting three points on their second match.
Only being placed as substitute player on Ivory Coast opening fixture against Japan, Didier Drogba proved his importance by inspiring his team into victory in that game.
That influential display didn't go unnoticed by the African side's head coach, Sabri Lamouchi, who admitted to the press that Drogba is an essential part of his team.
Already being considered as a veteran striker, Didier Drogba proves that he is still an important part of Ivory Coast team as his performance against Japan received many praises from both sides of supporters.
Ivory Coast got their World Cup 2014 campaign off to a positive start as they defeated Asian representative, Japan this weekend.
The African side were keen on improving their performance in World Cup and targeting a spot into the knock out stage.
Japan showed positive signs ahead of their World Cup 2014 campaign as Alberto Zaccheroni's men picked up a comfortable win over Costa Rica this midweek.
Playing against fellow World Cup contestants, Japan were experiencing that competitive feel as their opponent put on an aggressive display right from the start.
Being placed in Group C with Colombia, Greece along with Ivory Coast, Japan are considered as the dark horse that could surprise and advanced from their group. However, for that to happen, Blue Samurai head coach, Alberto Zaccheroni is keen on getting his star players match fit for the tournament.
Japan grabbed a positive result during their World Cup preparation after defeating Cypurs in a friendly fixture at Saitama Stadium this midweek.
Checking out the result of recent training camp, Japan immediately put on an attacking approach in that tie seeking for early goals.
Following the footsteps of several teams, Japan head coach, Alberto Zaccheroni has already confirmed his 23-men squad for upcoming World Cup 2014, adding that his team doesn't fear anyone in that tournament.
Japan continue to pick up positive results on their friendly fixtures ahead of the upcoming 2014 as this midweek they demolished New Zealand at National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. The home side immediately took control of situation as they went one goal up after only four minutes of play through Shinji Okazaki's effort.
Securing their World Cup 2014 ticket in a pretty comfortable situation didn't necessarily mean that all things are rosy for Belgium as they still need to improve after suffering a disappointing defeat over Japan this midweek.
Asian side, Japan continue to showcase that they could pose some threat for any top teams in upcoming 2014 World Cup after grabbing a draw against Netherlands this weekend. Both teams were keen on making positive signs by snatching a victory from that friendly encounter as they prepare for the real battle next year.