Japan played so well.
But football can be cruel.
And so the Dutch go through to the last 8 to face Italy
‘Though play as badly as that again and they’re going home, believe me.
As for the Japanese, they have won a lot of friends….
With their style of football. But their journey’s come to an end.
The Japan team were so plucky.
But in the end they were unlucky.
A rare foray into the Japanese half of the pitch.
A hand ball, penalty call. Mehrtens scored. Life’s a bitch!