Okada taps Wenger for advice on Cameroon

Okada taps Wenger for advice on Cameroon

Published Apr. 28, 2010 11:57 a.m. ET

Japan coach Takeshi Okada has received advice from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on how to deal with World Cup opponents Cameroon.

During a recent trip to Europe, Okada met with Wenger and asked him about Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen.

"I asked him whether Le Guen is an idealist or a pragmatist," Okada told Wednesday's Nikkan Sports Newspaper. "Wenger said he has a pragmatic style and maybe that will provide a clue for us."

Japan, which has never won a World Cup match on foreign soil, opens its 2010 campaign against Cameroon on June 14.

Okada has been under pressure at home after his team struggled in the East Asian Championship in February and lost to Serbia this month.