Soccer

Japan coach plays it safe in naming 23-man World Cup squad

May 31, 2018

Japan coach Akira Nishino is relying heavily on veteran players with previous World Cup experience in his 23-man squad for the tournament

Ghana spoils Nishino's debut, beats Japan 2-0 in friendly

May 30, 2018

Akira Nishino made his debut as Japan coach in a 2-0 loss to Ghana

Fired coach Halilhodzic sues Japanese soccer association

May 24, 2018

Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has filed a suit in Tokyo district court against the Japanese soccer association over his firing.

Poorly kept secret: Iniesta joins Japanese club Vissel Kobe

May 24, 2018

Andres Iniesta introduced as the newest member of Japanese club Vissel Kobe

Fired coach Halilhodzic suing Japanese soccer association

May 21, 2018

Fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese soccer association and its president for his dismissal last month

Late goals by Takagi power Cerezo over Hiroshima in J-League

May 20, 2018

Toshiyuki Takagi scored two late goals as Cerezo Osaka upset leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 in the J-League

Honda, Kagawa named to Japan squad for Ghana friendly

May 18, 2018

Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa named to Japan's 27-man squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama

Japan expected to name World Cup squad on May 31

May 15, 2018

Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline

FC Tokyo held to goalless draw by Sapporo in J-League

May 13, 2018

FC Tokyo dominated possession but was held to a goalless draw by Consadole Sapporo in the J-League

Hiroshima beats Kobe 2-0 to extend lead in J-League

May 6, 2018

Toshihiro Aoyama and Patric scored as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Vissel Kobe 2-0 at home to widen its lead in the J-League

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