Kia Ora. In Stick News Japan has exited the World Cup after they lost to Brazil today.
This morning Japan still had a chance of making the second round of the World Cup. All they needed to do was beat Brazil by at least 2 points. And hope Australia lost.
Despite Tamada’s nice goal in the 34th minute, Brazil ended up destroying Japan’s hopes by getting 4 goals past legendary Japanese goalkeeper Kawaguchi.
After the game Nakata lay on the field with a towel over his face and cried.
Japan’s coach Zico said he gave coaching the team his “best shot”.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 23rd of June.
conversations with sarah
# 54 Did you get up to watch it?
Sarah and Naoko talk about the Japan-Brazil game in the 2006 World Cup.
Step 1: Repeat Naoko’s lines.
Step 2: Read Naoko’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.
Sarah Did you watch the game this morning?
Naoko I only saw the highlights on the news. Did you get up to watch it?
Sarah Yeah, I did. It’s the first time I’ve ever got up early in the morning to watch a game, actually.
Naoko You must be tired.
Sarah Yeah, kind of. But I went back to sleep after the game, so not really.
Naoko It’s a pity they lost. But Tamada did well to score that goal.
Sarah Yeah, Yeah. And Kawaguchi did some great saves. He’s a legend.
Read today’s news here.
The music on today’s show is by Philharmonia Baroque from San Francisco, United States.
This music was used with permission from magnatune.com