Belgian tour provides welcome tonic for Japan

| Nov 21, 2013

Belgian tour provides welcome tonic for Japan

If national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni was looking for reassurance from this week’s visit to Belgium, two excellent performances and results to match were a timely reminder that Japan is more than capable of making an impact at next summer’s World Cup. Japan came ...

Zaccheroni comes out swinging ahead of Low Countries trip

Nov 7, 2013

Zaccheroni comes out swinging ahead of Low Countries trip

Under-fire national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has defended his record ahead of this month’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Belgium, pointing to the medals he has won during his three years in charge as evidence. Japan heads to Belgium to face the Dutch in ...

Hansen warns All Blacks to shape up

Nov 3, 2013

Hansen warns All Blacks to shape up

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has warned his new-look All Blacks to stick to the game plan ahead of their tour of Europe after going rogue for periods of Saturday’s 54-6 win over Japan. The All Blacks brushed past the Brave Blossoms with the ...

All Blacks crush Japan

Nov 2, 2013

All Blacks crush Japan

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw scored a try and flyhalf Dan Carter kicked 10 points as both players returned from injury to lead New Zealand to a comfortable 54-6 win over Japan on Saturday. Seven different All Blacks ran in eight tries as the ...

Reysol's Cleo seeking Nabisco Cup final tonic after ACL exit

Nov 1, 2013

Reysol's Cleo seeking Nabisco Cup final tonic after ACL exit

Kashiwa Reysol may have missed out on Asian Champions League glory this season, but on-loan striker Cleo is confident of redemption in Saturday’s Nabisco Cup final against Urawa Reds. Kashiwa takes on Urawa at National Stadium looking to salvage something from a season that ...

Saito fires Marinos by Sanfrecce

Oct 19, 2013

Saito fires Marinos by Sanfrecce

Manabu Saito struck early in the second half to put Yokohama F. Marinos in control of the J. League title race with a 1-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday. Defending champions Sanfrecce went into the game at Nissan Stadium in first place ahead ...

Reds roll to comprehensive victory over Ardija

Oct 5, 2013

Reds roll to comprehensive victory over Ardija

Urawa Reds got their faltering J. League title challenge back on track in emphatic style with a 4-0 win over local rivals Omiya Ardija on Saturday. Reds went into the match at Saitama Stadium trailing league leaders Yokohama F. Marinos by four points having ...