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Thrilling end as Japan beat Socceroos

Thrilling end as Japan beat Socceroos

JAPAN survived a late comeback by a second string Socceroos side and crushed Australia hopes with a final winner in a thrilling conclusion to the 3-2 East Asian Cup victory. 25 Jul 2013
Socceroos v Japan match action

Socceroos v Japan match action

All the match action from the East Asia Cup clash between Japan and Australia in Korea tonight which had a helter skelter finale that eventually saw the Samurai Blue emerge 3-2 winners after three goals in three minutes. Pics by Getty Images. 25 Jul 2013
Wenger: Japanese football is 'world-class'

Wenger: Japanese football is 'world-class'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the quality of Japanese football is at a "world-class level". 24 Jul 2013
China hold Japan in East Asian Cup

China hold Japan in East Asian Cup

Japan gave up a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with China in the second match of the East Asian Cup at Seoul Olympic Stadium on Sunday. 22 Jul 2013
J.League Wrap: Omiya Ardija, Urawa Reds fall to defeat

J.League Wrap: Omiya Ardija, Urawa Reds fall to defeat

Omiya Ardija suffered defeat for just the second time this season as Urawa Reds slumped to a crushing 4-0 loss to Kawasaki Frontale. 14 Jul 2013
CSKA open to Honda departure

CSKA open to Honda departure

CSKA Moscow are willing to sell midfielder Keisuke Honda for the right price, general director Roman Babaev has confirmed. 8 Jul 2013
CSKA boss unsure on Honda future

CSKA boss unsure on Honda future

CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutsky does not know if Keisuke Honda will extend his stay with the club beyond his current contract. 29 Jun 2013
Italy edge past impressive Japan in thriller

Italy edge past impressive Japan in thriller

Italy have qualified for the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup after triumphing 4-3 in a thriller against an impressive Japan. 20 Jun 2013
Scolari: Brazil ominously close to best

Scolari: Brazil ominously close to best

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has almost found his best starting XI after their 3-0 Confederations Cup victory over Japan. 16 Jun 2013
Scolari wary of 'quality' Japan

Scolari wary of 'quality' Japan

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admits his side are under pressure heading into their Confederations Cup opener against Japan. 15 Jun 2013
Japan ready for Confederations Cup opener

Japan ready for Confederations Cup opener

Japan have arrived in Brazil ahead of their Confederations Cup match with the hosts, which kicks off the tournament in Brasilia on Saturday. 14 Jun 2013
Iraq's World Cup hopes end

Iraq's World Cup hopes end

Iraq's slim hopes of securing a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have ended with a 1-0 loss against Japan in Doha on Tuesday. 12 Jun 2013
Japan announce Confederations Cup squad

Japan announce Confederations Cup squad

Alberto Zaccheroni has sprung no surprises in his Japan squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup. 6 Jun 2013
Japan first to qualify for World Cup

Japan first to qualify for World Cup

Japan became the first country to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Australia in Saitama on Tuesday. 5 Jun 2013
Honda geared up for World Cup

Honda geared up for World Cup

Keisuke Honda insists that he was always confident stepping up to take the penalty that saw Japan qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 5 Jun 2013
Holger Osieck disappointed by draw

Holger Osieck disappointed by draw

SOCCEROOS coach Holger Osieck hailed his team's gritty performance that earned 1-1 draw against Japan - and almost snatched all three points until a very late penalty. 4 Jun 2013
Oarsome goal but Japan snatch draw

Oarsome goal but Japan snatch draw

SOCCEROOKIE Tommy Oar gave Australia a vital share of the points against Japan on the road to Rio with a late cross that turned into a crucial winner - only to see his side give away a penalty. 4 Jun 2013
Japan v Socceroos match action

Japan v Socceroos match action

All the match action from Saitama Stadium as Australia pursue World Cup qualification against Japan. Pics by Getty Images. 4 Jun 2013
Holger ignores calls for his head

Holger ignores calls for his head

AUSTRALIA coach Holger Osieck is ignoring speculation surrounding his future as his side prepare for a crucial AFC World Cup qualifier against Japan on Tuesday night. 3 Jun 2013
World Cup absence would be a 'disaster'

World Cup absence would be a 'disaster'

SOCCEROOS striker Alex Brosque concedes if Australia failed to the qualify for the 2014 World Cup it would be a “disaster”. 2 Jun 2013
Cahill: Long ball tag 'unfair'

Cahill: Long ball tag 'unfair'

TIM Cahill has defended the Socceroos against accusations they are a long-ball team ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan on Tuesday. 2 Jun 2013