Japan’s footballers hope James Bond can inspire them as they bid to end their dismal away World Cup record.
Japan – who were drawn in Group E alongside Netherlands, Cameroon and Denmark – have never won a World Cup finals match on foreign soil but will be dressed to thrill in South Africa this summer after being sized up for special English-made ‘James Bond’ style suits.
‘The players will arrive in very cool travel suits,’ insisted Japan’s World Cup media officer Ichirota Fukushi.
‘They are a bit like the sort in the 007 movies. They even have cufflinks.’