There’s no arguing that the game of soccer oozes style with its fancy footwork, dyed hairdos and the sheer number of trend-setting men in the sport (do we even have to mention that one pretty Englishman?). The Japanese Internet seems to think it even beats that other Japan-favorite sport — baseball — by a laughable long-shot. […]
Nearing the final game of the 2013 Confederations Cup. Eight unique illustrations per country, referencing cultural movements and styles of artists such as Picaso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Jorge G. Camarena, Paul Gauguin, and more. Check out: Art of the Confedertaions for more.
Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan/East Sea, east of the Korean Peninsula. Capital: Tokyo Population: 127,368,088 Language: Japanese Ethnic Groups: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6% FIFA Ranking #32. Player to watch: Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda