World Cup

Temporary insanity: Japanese football fans take to streets to celebrate qualifying for World Cup, police overwhelmed

Temporary insanity: Japanese football fans take to streets to celebrate qualifying for World Cup, police overwhelmed

A lot of ties were certainly worn on heads in Japan last night.

The notoriously subdued Japanese lapsed into rare misbehaving form when the Tuesday night Japan vs. Australia World Cup qualifying match ended in a draw, letting Japan eek out a place on the 2014 roster. Things on the streets of Shibuya, though, were perhaps even livelier.

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Dirty Tricks: Anger as Japanese Goalkeeper has Laser Shone in Face During World Cup Qualifier

Dirty Tricks: Anger as Japanese Goalkeeper has Laser Shone in Face During World Cup Qualifier

The Japanese Football Association has stated that it will be making an official complaint to international governing body FIFA after both forward Yasuhito Endo and goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima had lasers shone in their faces during yesterday’s qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup.

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