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Archives: Japan

5 Reasons Why Asian Soccer is on the Decline

Posted on by Gary O'Toole

After several years of hard work, grueling traveling schedules and thorough preparations, Asia produced four World Cup qualifiers – Japan, Australia, South Korea and Iran. The fact that none of these four sides picked up a victory in a combined … Continue reading

Colombia 4-1 Japan: Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Los Cafeteros Crush Japan

Posted on by Andrew Jones

A spirited Japanese effort to save their World Cup tournament was duly bunted by a high flying Colombian team led by James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez, as the playmaker’s latest brilliance with the Porto man led his side to a … Continue reading

Japan vs Colombia: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani

With Colombia already qualified to the next round, they face a Japan outfit who will be desperate to win to keep their own hopes of qualification alive. Where to watch – For viewers in USA, this is where they can … Continue reading

Colombia vs Japan Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Gary O'Toole

Japan and Colombia face off today at 4pm ET/1pm PT with both teams in need of points for very different reasons. Los Cafeteros only need one point to be sure of top spot, while the Blue Samurai desperately need their … Continue reading

Japan 0-0 Greece: Feisty Ten Man Greece Salvage Draw; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Julian Delicata

The second 0-0 result of the World Cup will be seen as a massive chance blown to get three points by Japan, who enjoyed a one man advantage for the best part of an hour and dominated possession. Greece defended … Continue reading

Japan vs Greece, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

In the final match of the day, Japan plays Greece with kick-off times scheduled for 6PM ET/3 PM PT Where to watch – • English language: ESPN and WatchESPN • Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online • Portuguese language: ESPN … Continue reading

Japan vs Greece Preview: Both Teams Face Must-Win Scenario

Posted on by Julian Delicata

Ever since the World Cup was expanded to 32 teams for the 1998 edition, only four teams have managed to qualify from the group stage after losing the opening game (Turkey in 2002, Ghana & Ukraine in 2006, and Spain … Continue reading

Côte d’Ivoire 2-1 Japan: Elephants Emerge Victorious in Group Opener Against Japan: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
Ivory Coast

Japan and Côte d’Ivoire met in a rainy Recife for the fourth and final match of the day on June 14th in both team’s Group C opener. Despite the 97% humidity both teams showed energy in the attack to begin the … Continue reading

Ivory Coast vs Japan, World Cup Group Stage Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller

For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the Ivory Coast vs Japan, 9pm ET game: • English language: ESPN and WatchESPN • Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online • Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes Starting line-ups:  Japan: Kawashima, Uchida, Honda, Nagatomo, Morishige, … Continue reading

Japan and Ivory Coast’s Predicted Line-Up in the Battle for Group C

Posted on by Alex Gago
Ivory Coast

In a wide-open group, Japan and Ivory Coast face-off today with very different attack minded football styles and will likely put on an exciting game in the team’s opening game in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. … Continue reading

Japan vs Ivory Coast Preview: Blue Samurai Take on Elephants in Race For Group C

Posted on by Chris Ryan

The opening round Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan is a very difficult match to predict as both teams are loaded with question marks. Is this going to be the Japanese team that beat Belgium and held … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – A to D

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The clock is ticking and we’re coming closer and closer to kick-off.  The world’s biggest football carnival will soon burst into life and we’ll see numerous footballing heroes (and possibly villains) emerge. There will be controversies aplenty on and off … Continue reading

New Soccer Documentary Series Coming To FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Matt Covell

In what is sure to be the first of many soccer programs coming out prior to the World Cup, FOX Sports has announced a new documentary series showcasing six unique soccer stories from around the globe. The series titled Rise … Continue reading

Japan Away Shirt for FIFA World Cup 2014: Leaked [PHOTO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

A photo of Japan’s away/change shirt for FIFA World Cup 2014 has been leaked on the Internet. Designed and manufactured by adidas, Japan’s away shirt is in sharp contrast to Japan’s home shirt for World Cup 2014. Japan’s away shirt … Continue reading

Japan World Cup Shirt For 2014 Tournament In Brazil From adidas: Official [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

adidas has unveiled the home kit for Japan that they’ll be wearing at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The beautifully designed shirt features a blue color with red trim and white stripes. The shirt features a red splash of … Continue reading

Japan World Cup Home Shirt For Brazil 2014: Leaked [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Photographs of Japan’s World Cup home shirt for Brazil 2014 have been leaked on the Internet. And out of all of the World Cup shirts that have been leaked or announced thus far, this is my favorite design hands-down. Japan … Continue reading

Glimpses Of Argentina and Japan Home Shirts for 2014 World Cup: Revealed [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Argentina and Japan have both already qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer. While neither football federation has officially unveiled their new home shirts for next season, a photo and video have been leaked on the … Continue reading

Japan’s J-League Switches to Two-Stage Season in Bid to Boost Fans And Revenue: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Japan’s J-League has decided that it’s going to switch to a two-stage season in a bid to boost fans and revenue. The two-stage season, similar to the apertura and clausura for many Latin soccer leagues, the Mexican league and the … Continue reading

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