There have been many surprises in this year's World Cup. Italy, the defending world champions, make an early exit and do not get past the group stage. France self-destructs and Brazil barely gets past North Korea. But for one Rapids star, defender Kosuke Kimura, the most exciting surprise was Japan beating Denmark 3-1 and advancing to the second round.
"We (Japan) scored two free kicks (against Denmark), nobody has really scored on free kicks yet in this World Cup. That is unbelievable. I think that everyone is playing well. It was a really tough group to make it out of, but I had faith in them."
Kimura, who is recovering from an ankle injury, will continue to follow his national team through their World Cup run next week.
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