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Features news coverage of Japan and its players, including match reports and general football news.

2010 World Cup build-up – ESPN’s 32 epic works of art

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ESPN is playing the lead role in 2010 World Cup coverage worldwide even leaving the host nation's TV channel way behind. The top commentators...

Group E: Three continents fight for second

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Unlike Group C, there is no clear underdog in this group, just one supreme overdog. Netherlands qualified perfectly, and will no doubt make it...

Japan 2010 World Cup Squad

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Japan Coach:  Takeshi Okada No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club 1 GK Seigo Narazaki 15 April 1976 (aged 34) 76 Nagoya Grampus 2 MF Yuki Abe 6 September 1981 (aged 28) 44 Urawa Red Diamonds 3 DF Yūichi Komano 25 July 1981 (aged 28) 52 ...

2010 World Cup Qualification History: Group E

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There’s no doubt that the Netherlands are the team to beat in Group E, but with three other talented, experienced sides, top spot shouldn’t...

Australia v Japan – 2010 World Cup Qualifier

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Watch World Cup qualifiers live here. Australia v Japan (World Cup Qualifying) Date: Wednesday 17th June Kickoff: 10:00 GMT Australia will clash against Japan in a...

Highlights of World Cup 2010 Qualification: March 28 – April 2, 2009

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Watch live World Cup qualifiers here. With the conclusion of FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifiers yesterday we move one step closer to determining which thirty-one...

USA Does Its Job, Gets 1-0 Victory Over Japan

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The United States of America got off to a great start at the Beijing Olympics, getting a great opening result in a 1-0 win...

Japan 0-1 USA – Group B – Olympics – Live Blog

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Japan 0-1 USA (Holden 47') Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin, China Thursday August 7 2008 Kickoff: 17:00 China Standard Time (UTC + 8 ) The United States defeated...

Top 5 Asian (AFC) Footballers

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Up until the 2002 World Cup in South Korea/Japan, Asian football didn't exactly get a great deal of attention. But, following South Korea's...

Beijing 2008 Olympic Football Tournament – Preview

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The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games kick off in a month, with the 2008 Olympic football tournament from 6th to 24th August. For these games,...

Beijing 2008 Olympic Football Squads

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Olympic Football squads for the 16 teams participating at the 2008 Olympics: Squads for the 2008 Olympic Football Tournament can be submitted till 23rd July....