Speaking of brutality, while Yamada was celebrating his 2 nd international call two months ago (as a starter this time), he sustained a horrendous injury just after receiving his 2 nd ball of in the game.
He was a victim of a bestial tackle from a Yemenite defender who deliberately aimed for his leg :
While the gesture is scandalous itself, what to say about the very biased referee who didn't even showed yellow card ?!
Out for 10 - 15 months. World Cup dreams ruined and a promising career threatened.
He had apprehensions before that game and said he was afraid to die (referring to the sate of war and chaos in Yemen back at the time while Western embassies were shutting down and foreigners leaving) but no one was expecting this.