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Australia's Asian Cup organisers hope for impetus, not overkill, from Brazil
3 months ago
With only six months separating the regional tournament from the World Cup, hosts Australia are gambling on a positive reaction
World Cup play-offs and internationals: 10 things we learned
5 months ago
Guardian writers: Cristiano Ronaldo comes to the fore, France's 16% make quite a noise and England will travel to Brazil with no more than hope
Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa frustrated by David Moyes' stance
7 months ago
Shinji Kagawa has said he wants Manchester United's manager David Moyes to be asked why he has not played him in a competitive match this season
Australia v Japan: what we learned
8 months ago
John Duerden: Holger Osieck remains conservative; Tomi Juric deserves a start; and the Socceroos' defence needs to shape up
Australia 2-3 Japan: East Asian Cup – as it happened
9 months ago
Minute-by-minute report: Australia recovered from 2-0 down before leaking a late winner against Japan
East Asian Cup offers Brazil 2014 chances for uncapped Socceroos
9 months ago
John Duerden: Australia will not have many of their stars in South Korea but the tournament is always intriguing, on and off the field
Confederations Cup: Five things we learned
9 months ago
Jonathan Wilson: Brazil are still not the finished article, Nigeria have plenty to be happy about and Spain's aura has all but gone
Italy's victory over Japan puts them into Confederations Cup semi-finals
10 months ago
Italy beat Japan 4-3 in a pulsating Group A game in the Confederations Cup in Brazil to put them in the semi-finals and knock out their opponents
Brazil 3-0 Japan: Confederations Cup – as it happened
10 months ago
The home side came out on top in the Confederations Cup opener in Brasilia
A rare Confederations Cup – all the teams, for once, want to win it
10 months ago
Paul Doyle: A tournament that many are sniffy about promises to be an exciting one, with Brazil and Japan kicking it off on Saturday
Japan v Australia World Cup qualifier: five things we learned
10 months ago
John Duerden: The Socceroos' veterans shone; the Japanese were in fine voice; Holger Osieck is safe for now; and other thoughts
Japan 1-1 Australia: World Cup qualifier – as it happened
10 months ago
Minute-by-minute: The Socceroos conceded a late penalty as Japan qualified for the World Cup
Socceroos face tough questions in World Cup qualifier
10 months ago
John Duerden: Japan would settle for a draw with Australia in Saitama but the teams' recent fortunes differ greatly
Socceroos' future set to be decided in Asia
10 months ago
John Duerden: When Australia faced Japan at the 2006 World Cup their squad teemed with European-based players. How times have changed
French TV host apologises to Japanese over Fukushima football joke
1 year ago
Broadcaster expresses regret after attributing Japanese goalkeeper's impressive performance to the 'Fukushima effect'
London 2012: Yuki Otsu goal helps Japan stun 10-man Spain
1 year ago
Yuki Otsu's first-half goal earned Japan a shock victory against their Group D rivals Spain, who had Iñigo Martínez sent off late in the first half
Tensions run high for Japan v North Korea World Cup qualifier
2 years ago
Both North Korea and Japan will be determined to emerge as winners from an encounter that has always been about far more than football
Football plays big supporting role in Japan's recovery from disasters
3 years ago
John Duerden: The J-League restarts this weekend after a seven-week hiatus in which the top players worked to help the country's crisis
Australia hope aggression trumps Japan technique in Asian Cup final
3 years ago
Paul Doyle: The Socceroos are narrow favourites to win tomorrow's match after their semi-final demolition of Uzbekistan
World Cup 2010: Paraguay make Japan pay the penalty for negativity
3 years ago
Match report: Paraguay had the better chances during a dull game that they won belatedly, but deservedly, on penalties

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

Quartet return for Ferns clash with Japan. The Football Ferns will get a true sense of where they stand in the world game next month when they tackle world number three side Japan in Osaka on May 8. Ali Riley is one of four players back in the Football ...
Football Espana - 3 weeks ago
Espanyol Coach Javier Aguirre has been targeted by three national teams - Qatar, Japan and Greece, according to reports. AS claims that Aguirre was said to be close to taking over with Qatar at the end of the season but the interest from Japan has ...
According to Tuttomercatoweb the Japan Football Association have set their sights on current Espanyol coach Javier Aguirre, who would take along some international coaching experience gained during two periods with Mexico the country of his birth.
Nintendo Life - 4 days ago
Supporters of Japanese football who also happen to be obsessed with Pokémon are in for a special treat with a very exclusive giveaway. Nintendo are giving fans the chance to score one of three limited edition Pokémon-themed 3DS XL systems at ...
Tribal Football - 1 week ago
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa saw Japan beaten by Paraguay on penalties after a 0-0 draw following their 2006 campaign in Germany where the Blue Samurai finished bottom of their group. The 2002 version, held jointly in South Korea and their ...
University Herald - 3 weeks ago
Nintendo, prominent video game developer, and Adidas have named Pikachu the official mascot for the Japanese football team for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Adidas is the official sponsor of Japan's national football team. The chubby ...
Things have taken a turn for the worse in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League's North Division, which could field one team in the upcoming season, scheduled to start April 19. The Misawa Jets – the league's defending champions – have ...
NAGOYA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Menicon Co., Ltd., Japan's leading contact lens manufacturer, recently donated 3 million yen plus staff volunteer time to the revitalization of three soccer pitches in the Tohoku region, as part of an ongoing effort to ...
New Zealand Football - 4 weeks ago
Young Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimkova is looking to harness the power of the positive as her side prepare for their decisive FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup clash against Japan on Monday. The Young Football Ferns face Japan in their final Group C match ...
Daisy Cutter - 2 days ago
The Japanese custom of politeness prevails at a football match. People bow at you as they check your ticket, show you to your seat, serve you food or sell you a programme. It is so dramatically different from a trip to Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane ...

Latest Photo Galleries

World Cup 2010: Paraguay v Japan and Spain v Portugal in pictures
3 years ago
The best pictures of the Paraguay v Japan and Spain v Portugal quarter-finals
World Cup 2010: The best images from Italy v Paraguay and Japan v Cameroon
3 years ago
Pictures from of Italy's Group F opener against Paraguay and Japan's win over Cameroon in Group E
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