EPL fans say ‘Japan is the greatest team on the planet right now’ → 24-goal outburst in last 6 games → “2026 WC winner is Japan” joke
English Premier League fans have realized that Japan has secretly become the “greatest team on the planet. Recently, Japan has been winning one international A-match after another. The reaction from fans seems to be that they can’t believe it.
The national team’s recent results have been nothing short of unbelievable. On June 15, Japan thrashed El Salvador 6-0. Five days later, the El Salvadoran team drew 1-1 with South Korea in the June A match trial at Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Daejeon on June 20.
Japan also played an A match that day. Their opponent was Peru. Peru had won the previous A Match, 1-0, against South Korea. The Japanese national soccer team defeated Peru 4-1 in an exhibition match at Panasonic Stadium in Suita, Osaka, Japan on Tuesday.
While Japan had performed well against Peru and El Salvador, it was a shocker to see them defeat Germany in an A-match in September. Japan won 4-1 away from home against Germany. It was a shocker. The Germans fired their national team coach immediately after the unexpected loss to Japan, which is how shocking it was. Germany also lost 1-2 at the World Cup in Qatar and were eliminated in the group stage. Notably, it was the first time since Germany introduced a full-time head coach in 1926 that the country had fired Hanji Flick.
Two days later, on Sept. 12, Japan won 4-2 away from home against Turkuye. After the loss to Japan, the Turks sacked national team coach Stephan Kunz a week later.
In his last four A matches, he has scored a staggering 18 goals. He scored 4.5 a game, including wins over the likes of Germany and Turkiye, and a 4-1 win over Canada on March 13. In five games, he scored 22 goals, a truly fearsome total.
The Daily Star reports that EPL fans are joking that Japan is secretly the best team on the planet after blowing away their opponents like this.
It’s a joke, of course, but Japan has been in great form, including defeating Germany at the World Cup. Behind their stellar performance are a number of talented players 스포츠토토.
At the center of Japan’s incredible performance are players who play in the English Premier League, according to the media. One of them is Kaoru Mitoma. With Brighton, he scored seven goals in the Premier League last season. This season, he’s already scored three goals in eight games.
Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Italian Serie A Lazio’s Daichi Kamada are also leading the way for the Japanese.
As one Premier League fan jokingly put it, “The current Japanese national team has some of the toughest players I’ve seen in a long time. They are the 2026 WC champions.”
Japan also won 2-0 against Tunisia in an A match on Sunday. South Korea won 4-0 against Tunisia in their previous match on Nov. 13.