The World Cup ended Sunday night with Brazil claiming its fifth World Cup title following a monthlong soccer festival which has seen quite a few surprises, including first-round exits by France and Argentina and cohost South Korea’s fine run into the semifinals.
However, one issue still hovers in the minds of most Japanese soccer fans — Japan coach Philippe Troussier’s mysterious team selection in his side’s 1-0 loss to Turkey in the second round on June 18.
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