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Russia 2018 World Cup: how the main contenders are shaping up
5 months ago
From a rejuvenated Brazil to France’s incredible strength in depth, we look at the frontrunners’ starting XIs to see how they compare
Socceroos posed a different set of headaches by a more cautious Japan
10 months ago
Rather than see Australia’s draw against Japan as a disappointment fans should view the reactiveness of one of Asia’s best as a feather in the Socceroos’ cap
Socceroos held by cagey Japan in World Cup qualifying stalemate
10 months ago
An uncharacteristically cautious Japan side came away from Etihad Stadium with a precious point in World Cup qualifying after holding Australia to a 1-1 draw
Socceroos 1-1 Japan: World Cup 2018 qualifying – as it happened
10 months ago
Minute-by-minute report: Australia’s bid to reach the World Cup in Russia hit a speed bump against their old foes in Melbourne
Arsenal sign Japanese striker Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima
1 year ago
Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign the 21-year-old Japanese striker Takuma Asano from J-League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima
2 years ago
Japanese deny alleged $1.5m payment for 2002 World Cup support
2 years ago
Senior Japanese football officials have denied claims that they paid $1.5m to South American associations in return for support of its co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup with South Korea
Chelsea make £4m bid to sign Japan forward Yoshinori Muto in summer
2 years ago
Chelsea have made a bid for the Tokyo and Japan forward Yoshinori Muto, which is believed to be worth £4m
The best goals of the week: Nemanja Matic, David Ball and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
2 years ago
Featuring a dribbler from Barcelona youngster Seung-Woo Lee, a 35-pass move from the England U21s and a silky chip from Fleetwood Town striker David Bell
2015 Asian Cup: your photos and experiences
2 years ago
Football will hit fever pitch in Australia during the Asian Cup, and we would like you to share your photos and experiences of Asian Cup tournaments past and present as well as your experiences of football in Australia
Asian Cup preview: Group D
2 years ago
A Manchester United flop, the ‘Whale of Asia’, former champions and enigmatic debutants Palestine - what to expect from the teams in Group D
World’s oldest footballer Kazuyoshi Miura extends his contract in Japan
2 years ago
The former Japan international Kazuyoshi Miura has agreed to extend his contract for another season, with his new deal taking the former Genoa striker past his 48th birthday
Japan v Australia – as it happened
2 years ago
Goals from Yasuyuki Konno and Shinji Okazaki condemned Australia to their eight defeat in 12 games under Ange Postecoglou
The world’s greatest international football rivalries – ranked and reviewed
2 years ago
Nick Miller and Nick Ames: As Scotland prepare to welcome the Auld Enemy on Tuesday, we look at how the game’s fiercest duels have been shaped by history, geography and downright loathing
A-League form rewarded in Socceroos squad for Japan friendly
2 years ago
Ange Postecoglou has named his Socceroos squad for the match against Japan later this month
World Cup failures may ignite hugely important Asian Cup
3 years ago
The traditional Asian powerhouses may have disappointed at the World Cup, but the knock-on effects could yet prove positive for January's Asian Cup
World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
3 years ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
Japan and South Korea head list of Asian World Cup failures
3 years ago
Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran failed to win a match between them at the World Cup and there’s little to indicate an improvement is imminent
World Cup 2014 talking points: Italy bow out but Colombia march on
3 years ago
Guardian writers: Fifa must be tough and rapid with their Suárez ruling, Italy’s cynics win, Colombia continue to shine and Greece bring a dose of reality to the last 16
Colombia post their third group win to put Japan through the exit door
3 years ago
Colombia won their third match in a row to send Japan out of the World Cup and set up a knockout tie with Uruguay

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