Soccer: Japan feeling feverishness forward of World Cup qualifier vs Thailand

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12:29 2 Sep 2016

By Gus Fielding
SAITAMA, Japan, Sept. 2, Kyodo

Japan got prepared to skip for Bangkok on Friday looking to collect adult a pieces of a catastrophic start to a final turn of Asian qualifiers for a 2018 World Cup after a overwhelming 2-1 better during home to a United Arab Emirates.

Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic cut a unequaled figure in a press discussion that followed Thursday’s detriment in front of a throng of scarcely 60,000 during Saitama Stadium.

And a plain-spoken Franco-Bosnian manager will be wakeful that a identical opening opposite Group B minnows Thailand on Sept. 6 could lead to conjecture over his destiny as inhabitant group boss.

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