Some people think Japanese are shy and reserved people, they don’t like any emotions in public, really! But not at this World Cup.
Japan is nearly as crazy about football as Europe and South America. On Sunday morning 30,000 Japanese fans packed in to the Tokyo Dome to watch the opening match against the Ivory Coast on big screens.
In just 16th minutes in, the Tokyo Dome went wild, as Japan striker Keisuke Honda scored the first goal. But after the half time break, the joy rapidly turns to agony and then double agony.
The mood here in Tokyo was changed dramatically in the last few minutes of the game, half time they were 1-NIL and suddenly in the second half they were 2-1 down.
Japan are considered one of the strongest team from Asia to reach the 2014 World Cup finals, but if the Blue Samurais are to have any hope of getting through to the last 16, they going to have to do a lot better when they meet Greece on Friday at Natal.