Japan will advance from group C in World Cup – according to these fortunetelling cats!

Kikunosuke and Rikimaru is two Japanese cats who can predict the result in World Cup, at least according to their owner. :-)

As you know, Japan encountered Greece recently (last midnight for a Swede like me) and the game ended up as a tie.

But who will advance from group C…? Japan still has a chance to gain some points when they meet Colombia.

According to the cats, Japan and Colombia will both advance from group C.

Here’s the cats’ predictions for group A through D:

And here is the cats’ prediction for group E through H:

And here is the summarized result:

Group A: Brazil & Cameroon (predicted by Rikimaru)
Group B: Spain & Netherlands (predicted by Rikimaru)
Group C: Colombia & Japan (predicted by Kikunosuke)
Group D: Uruguay & Italy (predicted by Rikimaru)
Group E: Switzerland & Ecuador (predicted by Kikunosuke)
Group F: Argentina & Iran (predicted by Kikunosuke)
Group G: Portugal & Ghana (predicted by Rikimaru)
Group H: Russia & South Korea (predicted by Kikunosuke)

So let’s see if Kikunosuke and Rikimaru might become two wealthy score predictors in the future! ^^

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Some thoughts about Japan and World Cup

If you are interested in football, you know that the game between Japan and Ivory Coast didn’t end so well. Honda made a great goal during first half and everything looked just fine.

Japan World Cup

But during the start of second half, Ivory Coast made two goals during two minutes, it went so fast, and that was hard to repair. But don’t cry, there’s still a chance for Japan in this World Cup.

Honda did look a little bit worn out though, I hope it won’t affect his playing.

Japan World Cup

And ain’t Atsuto Uchida a cutie? ^^ He played very well!

Atsuto Uchida

And another thing that’s so fantastic in Japan. See how the Japanese fans were clearing up trash around their seats after the game. That is simply common sense in Japan – and I wish it were all over the world. :-)

Japan World Cup

Go Japan!

Tonight, Japan will encounter Ivory Coast in Brazil. Yes, it’s FIFA World Cup!

And even though the time is a little bit inconvenient for a swede, I will still be up at 3.00 AM and watch the game. (I’m a fan of Japanese and Korean football. :-)

I heard from a Japanese friend of mine, that Honda isn’t as physically fit this year as usual, but I hope he still will be there and join Japan to success. I want to see Asian gold this year!

Japanese football team

Following is the Football freestylist Kotaro Tokuda dresses up as a samurai in Brazil!

My heart is broken. :-(

I got very sad when South Korea lost against Uruguay last Saturday but put all my hope to Japan this Tuesday. This time they met Paraguay and got a chance to advance to quarter-final, which would be the first time in Japan’s history.

I believe both teams played well and were almost equally skillful. Most people considered this game as boring since no goals were made, but that’s because both countries had solid defense.

I love you! Fight 'til the end!

I love you! Fight ’til the end!

After first and second half there were still no goals and hence extra time was added. I was so proud of Japan and believe they actually was a bit better than Paraguay. They deserved to win this! This game could end in either way.

My favorite players from Japan: ^^

My favorite players from Japan: ^^

Still no goals during extra time and the game had to be resolved on penalty shoots.

That’s where the nightmare began.

Initially, both teams scored their penalty shots, but when it was Yuichi Komano’s turn, he hit the crossbar… and that miss became the end for Japan in World Cup 2010.

I was devastated and had a hard time to believe it was true. They have done such a great work during World Cup and they did not deserve to loose due to a stupid penalty shot!

The Japanese team was devastated and people cried. This must have been a nightmare for Yuichi Komano… think about it… his mistake determined the final outcome, their loss.

Please don't cry, Yuichi Komano.

Please don’t cry, Yuichi Komano.

I hate penalty shots. Instead of focusing on a hero, all eyes fall upon a scapegoat. Yuichi seemed to be desolated and it breaks my hearth thinking about it. I think I will write him a letter and tell him that I love him anyway. :-)

Japan, I will miss you so much. Japans football team are heroes and I can’t wait to see them again 2014.