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The 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy

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The 2002 FIFA World Cup was notable even before a ball was kicked. FIFA broke new ground in a number of ways starting with the awarding...
Chelsea transfer news

Highly-rated Japanese striker snubs Chelsea in favour of Germany move

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Chelsea have missed out in their quest of Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto. The current FC Tokyo man has instead chosen to join Bundesliga outfit...

The Progress of Asian Nations in World Football

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There is little doubt that football in Asia was given a massive boost by World Cup 2002  which was jointly hosted by Japan and...

Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson

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Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesliga with only seven points on board...
Javier Hernandez

Manchester United agree deal, player rejects move, medical today?

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It became very clear when Louis van Gaal stated that Shinji Kagawa didn't meet his expectations, the Japanese would be heading towards Old Trafford...
Javier Hernandez

Deal Close: Manchester United in advanced negotiation with Dortmund

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal gave a strong hint in the press conference that he is likely to remain busy in the few...

Japan 1-4 Colombia: Martinez double gives South Americans perfect group record

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Colombia saw off Japan in Cuiabá, keeping their 100% World Cup record intact and ensuring their opponents finish bottom of Group C. Porto striker Jackson Martinez,...

Japan v Colombia Preview: South Americans tipped to progress

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Colombia enter their final group stage match of the 2014 World Cup needing a solitary point to guarantee themselves the winner of Group C. José...

Japan 0-0 Greece: Kagawa and co frustrated by gutsy Greeks

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Japan failed to break down 10-man Greece in the late kickoff in Group C, but the draw keeps both sides' hopes of a knockout...

World Cup Highlights: Balotelli, Bony, and Sturridge break ducks on Day 3

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Check out the latest highlights of the 2014 World Cup every day on Soccerlens, with today featuring goals from Mario Balotelli, Wilfried Bony and...

Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan: Former Gunner saves Elephants’ bacon

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Headers from Swansea striker Wilfried Bony and former Arsenal winger Gervinho helped drag the Ivory Coast back from a goal down against Japan, and...

Ivory Coast v Japan Preview: Yaya Toure battling to make crunch Group C clash

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Ivory Coast begin their World Cup campaign in Recife today against Japan. Both Group C competitors fancying their chances of progressing out of the most open group...