Last bastion of hope for the international break and perennial annoyance, COPA90’s Eli Mengem, set off to Japan recently, in yet another attempt to reignite the magic of international football across the globe.

Whilst there, he watched his beloved Australia get a shoeing at the hands of Samurai Blue and caught up with some of the people who are helping shape the game, and its attached subcultures, for a new generation of Japanese fans.

We don’t often give Eli much credit but, like that bit in High Fidelity when Barry listens to Vince & Justin’s album, we have to reluctantly admit that the video above is “really… really fucking good.”

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