Japan stuns World Cup champs Spain at Olympics — Among country’s greatest wins ever (VIDEO)

Published: July 27th, 2012 at 12:33 am ET


Follow-up to: Inspired Japan shocks Team USA to win first 2011 Women’s World Cup

Title: Japan beats Spain 1-0 in Olympic football, threatening Spaniards’ chances of gold medal
Source: AP
Date: July 26, 2011

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Japan produced a major shock in men’s Olympic football on Thursday, beating medal favorites Spain 1-0 with pace and guile in a match that could have ended in a rout had the finishing been more accurate.


“It feels good to have beaten Spain,” Japan forward Kensuke Nagai said. “We have never beaten them before at any level. We look forward to now trying to get to the next stage (of the tournament).”


Spain, touted as one of the favorites to win a gold medal


The victory against Spain rates among Japan’s greatest.


Published: July 27th, 2012 at 12:33 am ET


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17 comments to Japan stuns World Cup champs Spain at Olympics — Among country’s greatest wins ever (VIDEO)

  • Yeah Japan, now get your mojo back and shut down those nukes!

  • kintaman kintaman

    I wish one or more Japanese athletes, if they get to the podium, will stand up and speak to the world about this horror that is still going on and the crimes of their government.

  • lam335 lam335

    Sorry if I'm just clueless, but I didn't think the Olympics had started yet?

  • Sickputer

    2011 victory. I watched it on TV. Great game.

    The 2012 Olympics open today.

  • Of course they won… They are nuclear powered.

  • patb2009


    You totally beat me to that.

  • arclight arclight


    With 'Special Olympics’, Bhopal protests Dow role
    Ankur Sirothia, TNN | Jul 27,

    "..BHOPAL: On the day when Amitabh Bachchan proudly carried the Olympic torch in London, survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy marched with a jhadu at the opening ceremony of the 'Bhopal Special Olympics' organised to protest against the sponsorship of Dow Chemicals in the London Olympics on Thursday.

    Some children on wheel chairs and others unmindful of physical deformities, contested keenly as they reached the finishing line to win the competitions amid thunderous applause from a handful of spectators.

    The jhadu symbolizes the issue of the dumped harmful chemical on the abandoned carbide premises which the gas victims want the Dow to own and clear…"


  • arclight arclight

    Bhopal disaster has no parallel in human history (except fukushima.chernobyl, khazahkstan etc)
    Feature story – December 3, 2002

    "..It all began 18 years ago during the night of 2 December 1984 when 40 tonnes of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. People just did not know what had hit them. There was no warning. Before anyone could realize the full impact of the disaster an area of about 40 square kilometres, with a resident population of over half a million, was engulfed in dense clouds of poison….."


  • arclight arclight

    the Olympic opening ceremony

    some swearing here too!

    Published on Jul 27, 2012 by chunkymark
    the artist taxi driver

    note (woody is part of the male anatomy) (hoooooves is cockney for hooves)
    (harry big potatoes means "is doing well"!!) (no olympics for this poet!!)
    (queen has hairy legs AND hooooves!!) (possible mark has gone on holiday to the only beach with a nuclear reactor in denmark.. lol!)(mark hints at disappointment of nuclear UK sales and tax payer money going to china.. well he mentions the chinese 🙂 )


    • enoughalready45 enoughalready45


      I don't think I understood half of what he said but I did find the parts that I did understand (with the help of your notes above) very entertaining. Reminded me of some crazed Monty Python rant. I will try to incorporate "harry big potatoes" into my own conversations, love it! Nobody will know what the hell I'm talking about here in the middle USA.

    • rambojim

      @arclight…"Japan stuns World Cup champs Spain at Olympics" for one reason and one reason only. The Japanese team all have HARRY BIG POTATOES !!!!! (just joking Arclight my friend)

  • rambojim

    To the government of Japan,Officials of Tepko, and the hospital president who said radiation is good for us…


  • rambojim

    To my two ex wives:

    HARRY BIG POTATOES to you both!!!