Rafael Van Der Vaart will gain his 80th cap against an organised Japanese side today. 40 minutes in and no score. De Telegraaf reports on the choice of Van Marwijk to pick Van Der Vaart over Eljero Elia who looked bright against Denmark from the bench. I feel they needed width, without Robben especially and Elia gave them that.
Japan coach Okada said he is confident ahead of the match but expects a handful. Not on that first half showing. Dull game.