Drab draw leaves Japan hoping for miracles

| Jun 21, 2014

Drab draw leaves Japan hoping for miracles

“Believe in miracles,” ran the headline of one sports newspaper after Japan’s 0-0 draw with Greece left its World Cup hopes hanging by a thread, but simply salvaging pride from a bitterly disappointing campaign looks a more realistic ambition. Japan failed to take advantage ...

Brazil ready to take on world's best on home turf

Jun 10, 2014

Brazil ready to take on world's best on home turf

The World Cup kicks off on Thursday (Friday, Japan time) in the country that has won the tournament more times than any other — Brazil. Thirty-two teams will compete over the next month for a place in the final at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana ...

Zaccheroni insists Japan will hit stride at World Cup

May 28, 2014

Zaccheroni insists Japan will hit stride at World Cup

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni is confident his side can shape up in time for the World Cup but admits the Blue Samurai are currently running on empty. Japan beat Cyprus 1-0 on Tuesday night in its final home game before heading to Florida ...