Yuji Nakazawa on Japan and this year’s World Cup

Rank outsiders to everyone but themselves, Japan should fear no one at this year’s World Cup, captain Yuji Nakazawa said.

The Blue Samurai have never won a World Cup game on foreign soil and face an uphill task in South Africa this June against the Netherlands, Cameroon and Denmark in Group E.

“All those teams are full of dangerous players at big European clubs,” Nakazawa told Reuters. “Basically they will punish you if you make a mistake.

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