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#Japan

# japan-soccer - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Japan coach sorry for her players after 'cruel' penalty ends World Cup dream Hard Luck This post contains videos

Japan coach sorry for her players after 'cruel' penalty ends World Cup dream

Lieke Martens’ late spot-kick sent Japan crashing out of the Women’s World Cup at the hands of Netherlands.

# japan-soccer - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Remarkable penalty drama, as late 3-goal comeback sees Scotland endure World Cup heartache Misfortune This post contains videos

Remarkable penalty drama, as late 3-goal comeback sees Scotland endure World Cup heartache

Lee Alexander had saved Florencia Bonsegundo’s initial effort, but was penalised for going too far off her line.

Partial revenge for 4 years ago, as England overcome Japan in World Cup Going Well This post contains videos

Partial revenge for 4 years ago, as England overcome Japan in World Cup

Ellen White scored both goals for Phil Neville’s side.

# japan-soccer - Friday 14 June, 2019

One of the dark horses to win the World Cup kickstart their bid Report This post contains videos

One of the dark horses to win the World Cup kickstart their bid

Mana Iwabuchi set Japan on their way to a 2-1 victory over Scotland

# japan-soccer - Monday 2 July, 2018

'I told the players to take a shower in the changing room, because they were just standing around stunned'

Akira Nishino admitted his desperate disappointment after seeing his Japan side bow out of the World Cup.

Belgium come from two down to break Japanese hearts in World Cup classic Thriller This post contains videos

Belgium come from two down to break Japanese hearts in World Cup classic

Roberto Martinez’s men completed a remarkable comeback.

As it happened: Belgium v Japan, World Cup last 16

Belgium played Japan, with a place in the last eight up for grabs.

# japan-soccer - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Japan coach 'forced' to tell team to back off

Despite boos ringing out, the Japanese and Polish players slowed to walking pace for the last 10 minutes.

Colombia and Japan will meet Belgium or England in the World Cup last 16 Mixed Fortunes This post contains videos

Colombia and Japan will meet Belgium or England in the World Cup last 16

The Asian side breathed a sigh of relief as they progressed despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

# japan-soccer - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Mane needs to improve, says Senegal coach

The Liverpool forward got on the scoresheet in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Japan on Sunday.

Liverpool star on target but Senegal left frustrated Close Encounter This post contains videos

Liverpool star on target but Senegal left frustrated

Sadio Mane could not inspire his side to victory against Japan.

# japan-soccer - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Barcelona and Spain legend Iniesta signs for Japan's Vissel Kobe

The 34-year-old Spanish World Cup winner lifted 32 major trophies during his Barcelona career.

# japan-soccer - Friday 12 January, 2018

A Japanese footballing legend wants to retire in 9 years' time - when he turns 60

Kazuyoshi Miura has once again proved that age is just a number by signing another new contract.

# japan-soccer - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Australian team taking 'appropriate precautions' as qualifier overshadowed by North Korean missile

The Socceroos are in Japan for Thursday’s World Cup clash.

# japan-soccer - Monday 30 January, 2017

'Boss' Giteau to leave Toulon for Japan

The Australian star has only recently returned to full fitness after five months sidelined with a broken ankle.

# japan-soccer - Friday 5 August, 2016

They arrived in Brazil hours before but Nigeria conjured a remarkable Olympics result last night

20-year-old striker Etebo Oghenekaro hit four goals.

# japan-soccer - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

The Irish connection behind one of Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes

One of the team’s stars played for Blackrock College RFC at the start of his career.

# japan-soccer - Monday 6 July, 2015

Four years after costing her team a World Cup, Carli Lloyd scored a hat-trick in the final

Revenge is a dish best served four years later.

# japan-soccer - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Neymar did more damage to Japan today than Godzilla did in that whole movie

The striker scored his 37th, 38th, 39th and 40th international goal.

# japan-soccer - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Bags packed with ice cubes and beer cans as Colombia's convenient invasion keeps going strong

Mikey Stafford was in a fan fest in Recife, pondering the ramifications of an All-Ireland final on Good Friday.

Veteran of USA '94, Colombia goalkeeper becomes World Cup's oldest player

… unless Roger Milla has anything he’d like to tell us.

# japan-soccer - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Colombia have a new saviour as 22-year-old James Rodriguez inspires crushing win

The playmaker looks worth every cent of the €45m AS Monaco paid for him last summer.

As it happened: Colombia v Japan, Ivory Coast v Greece, World Cup Group C Minute-by-Minute This post contains videos

As it happened: Colombia v Japan, Ivory Coast v Greece, World Cup Group C

There was little indication at half-time, in both games, of the drama that was about to unfold.

# japan-soccer - Friday 20 June, 2014

Did you stay up all night watching that awful Japan v Greece match?

Nobody outside of Colombia enjoyed that game. The stalemate assures them of a place in the last 16.

# japan-soccer - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Bony and Gervinho on target as Ivory Coast power to comeback win over Japan

Two second-half goals saw the Didier Drogba-inspired Ivorians to success at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife.

# japan-soccer - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Shinji Kagawa scores his first goal in 6 months as Japan beat New Zealand Response This post contains videos

Shinji Kagawa scores his first goal in 6 months as Japan beat New Zealand

The midfielder has only played in nine of United’s 27 Premier League matches this season under Moyes without scoring or assisting a goal.

# japan-soccer - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Brazil and Japan both scored amazing team goals this weekend

Prepare yourself for a series of immaculate passes.

# japan-soccer - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Ask Moyes why I'm not playing, says Kagawa after hitting cracker for Japan

“Some days the frustration is worse than others — it comes in waves,” says the Manchester United man.

# japan-soccer - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Stunning Neymar strike helps Brazil beat Japan in Confederations Cup Take A Bow This post contains videos

Stunning Neymar strike helps Brazil beat Japan in Confederations Cup

A 67,400 crowd roundly booed FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff beforehand.

# japan-soccer - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

The only thing better than this incredible 75-yard strike is the silly celebration afterward Golazo! This post contains videos