Czech Soldiers in Japan

 Kobe First Junior High School vs Czech soldiers 1919.

The Czechs were Austro- Hungarian soldiers who were captured fighting for the Central Powers against Russia. 
The Czechs took the long eastwards route home when they were released, taking in Siberia, Japan and the United States. During a stay in Kobe, they played  matches against teams including Kwansei Gakuin and Kobe First Junior High School.
The young players of Kobe First Junior High School, who had previously learned the English style of football, were astonished by the short-passing, central European style of play (the result of Scottish or Scottish influenced coaches) employed by the Czechs.