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Archives: Japan

Who do you think will win the Women’s World Cup? [POLL]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

Now that the final Women’s World Cup match is set, there is only one game left to decide the winner of the tournament. As a re-match of the 2011 World Cup final, this game will be a test of physicality as … Continue reading

NGSN acquires J-League streaming rights in US through 2017

Posted on by Christopher Harris

US online streaming rights to Japan’s top flight soccer league, the J-League, have been acquired by NGSN, the legal streaming service that has rights to leagues in the Netherlands (Eredivisie), Argentina, Chile, Portugal, Russia and other countries. NGSN has the rights to … Continue reading

England-Japan Women’s World Cup semi final TV times and open thread

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale

Despite being dwarfed by USA’s 2-0 win against Germany semi-final Tuesday night, this match between England and Japan still comes to the same conclusion: one of these teams will be making history as they fight to reach the World Cup … Continue reading

Women’s World Cup: Australia-Japan, England-Canada TV times and open thread

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale

The final two teams to join the United States and Germany in the semi-finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup will be decided today. The host nation, Canada, is looking to place themselves one step closer to the title and … Continue reading

Watch Japan’s fabulous video game goal against the Netherlands [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

Japanese footballer Mizuho Sakaguchi scored an absolutely breathtaking goal on Tuesday night to help her team advance to the Women’s World Cup quarter-final after defeating the Netherlands. The goal was something you would expect to see in the FIFA video … Continue reading

Women’s World Cup: Japan-Netherlands TV times and open thread

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

The defending Women’s World Cup champions take on the Netherlands tonight for the chance to advance to the quarter-finals. Although Japan dominated Group C with three wins, they are still not viewed as a tournament favorite and are most likely … Continue reading

Ecuador-Japan, Switzerland-Cameroon, Australia-Sweden TV times and open thread

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale

So far, Group C and D has had some of the best drama in the 2015 Women’s World Cup with the places in the knock-out stages all being up for grabs. These games will not only determine who makes it to the … Continue reading

Australia-Nigeria, Switzerland-Ecuador, Japan-Cameroon TV times and open thread

Posted on by Jacquelyn Brazzale

Today is our chance to get a second look at the Group of Death, better known as Group D. Although the U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Sweden might be the main attraction, Australia vs. Nigeria will be a great match with … Continue reading

Japan fire coach Javier Aguirre due to Spanish match-fixing implications

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Javier Aguirre has been sacked as Japan’s national team coach due to implications of the Mexican’s involvement in possible match-fixing while in charge of Real Zaragoza. The Japanese Football Federation (JFA) announced the termination of his contract earlier today. During the build-up to … Continue reading

An in-depth review of a stunning AFC 2015 Asian Cup tournament

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Going into the 2015 AFC Asian Cup there were a number of teams who had a point to prove. After a disappointing showing at the World Cup in Brazil the likes of Japan, South Korea, Iran and Australia had an … Continue reading

AFC Asian Cup Quarter-Finals preview and predictions

Posted on by Thariq Amir

The group stage of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup is over and there wasn’t a single draw at all. There have been 24 definitive results in 24 matches, which is quite remarkable. The knockouts have a lot to live up … Continue reading

5 observations from Japan’s 2-0 victory against Jordan at the AFC Asian Cup

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Japan have been efficient if not spectacular in their defense of the Asian Cup. They dealt with Palestine easily and eased past Iraq. Against Jordan the Japanese had a chance to finish Group D on top with a 100% record … Continue reading

5 Observations From Japan’s 4-0 Win Against Palestine in 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Japan got their defense of the AFC Asian Cup with a run of the mill 4-0 victory against debutants Palestine. In a windy Newcastle Stadium the Samurai Blue ensured early on that they would not be the victim of any … Continue reading

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2015 AFC Asian Cup Preview: Asia’s Top Teams Look For Redemption After World Cup

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There have been 60 games, 258 shots on target, 408 shots off target, 103 goals, 84 saves, 112 yellows and eight reds. Those numbers, statistically at least, paints a picture of the qualification process for Asia’s premier international football tournament … Continue reading

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