A taste of Japan
From Costa Rica, England, Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, they have come from the far corners of the globe. FIFA.com spoke to players and coaches from all six teams competing at the FIFA Club World Championship to get their impressions of the host nation. We grabbed their thoughts on Japanese cuisine.
Christian Bolanos (Deportivo Saprissa midfielder, Costa Rican)
I've tried many different things and I really liked them all. Their food is not like ours at all, but you have to try new things as it's all part of the experience.
Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo goalkeeper, Brazilian)
I like it a lot and go to Japanese restaurants here in São Paulo
Didi Hamann (Liverpool midfielder, German)
I've tried just a little as we were playing football. We had a few Japanese cultural evenings and it was pretty good.
Emad Motab (Al Ahly forward, Egyptian)
Never tried it
Pierre Littbarski (Sydney coach, German)
I eat it daily
Cicinho (Sao Paulo defender, Brazilian)
Had it once, but I'm more a fried food Brazilian guy. My favourite food is rice, beans, a good steak and some fries.
Steve Corica (Sydney midfielder, Australian)
Of course I like it! Sushi.
Hamad Montashari (Al Ittihad defender, Saudi Arabian)
I've had a look but I'm not sure I'm ready yet
Dwight Yorke (Sydney forward, Tobagan)
I love Japanese food and even eat it back home in Sydney.
Sami Hyypia (Liverpool defender, Finnish)
I have to say that I didn't really like it. Sorry!
Hernan Medford (Deportivo Saprissa coach, Costa Rican)
I like sushi best but it's generally good. Japanese food is very different to ours but still delicious.
Junior (Sao Paulo defender, Brazilian)
I go a lot to restaurants here in São Paulo.
Jamie Carragher (Liverpool defender, English)
I'm looking forward to trying it when I'm in Japan. I can't wait!