Eiji Kawashima: 'Japan will attack against Greece'

Kawashima: 'Japan will attack'
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Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima vows that Japan will "attack" when they play Greece at the World Cup on Thursday.

Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima has promised that his team will "attack" when they face Greece at the World Cup on Thursday.

Kawashima and his teammates are in need of the points after losing their opening match of the tournament against the Ivory Coast.

"For four years now we have focused on attack," he told FIFA.com. "We want to keep the ball and move it forward, using all of our qualities and technical ability to score goals. This is how we will play. We will attack."

Japan reached the second round of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa before losing on penalties to Paraguay.

Gervinho of the Ivory Coast celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Didier Drogba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
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