Japan coach Akira Nishino believes his gamble of resting players in their previous game against white people that don’t speak English will pay off on Monday morning against a bunch of gaijin that “just love making chocolate”.

“I’ve never known a bunch of people more fond of a cocoa tree,” Nishino told reporters at a press conference.

“So I think we can win.”

Japan is expected to play gaikoku in the quarter-final.

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