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Marinos outplay S-Pulse in Nabisco Cup match

Mar 28, 2015

Marinos outplay S-Pulse in Nabisco Cup match

Yokohama F. Marinos got the rub of the green and defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 to post their first win in Group B in the Nabisco Cup on Saturday. Yokohama was second best in all departments until an own goal from Shimizu defender Yasuhiro Hiraoka ...

Japan strikes twice in second half against Tunisia

Mar 27, 2015

Japan strikes twice in second half against Tunisia

Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda struck in the second half to give Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic a 2-0 win over Tunisia in his debut on Friday. Shinji Kagawa featured in both goals as Japan took its first step under the Bosnian, whose men will ...

Mar 27, 2015

Japan hammers Macau in Asian Under-23 qualifier

Gakuto Notsuda scored twice as Japan launched its bid for a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics in style on Friday with a 7-0 demolition of Macau in the opening Group I match of the Asian Under-23 Championship qualifiers. Wataru Endo set the wheels ...

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Mar 23, 2015

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Injured Japan and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo will not attend the national team’s first training camp under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, the Japan Football Association said Monday. Halilhodzic had named Nagatomo and two others who are not fully fit, so he could share his ...

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

Mar 23, 2015

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the Women’s World Cup taking place in June, Japanese women’s soccer is entering a key year and hopes are high. The domestic Nadeshiko League gets under way this weekend across the nation, with the captains and managers of the 10 first-division clubs speaking ...

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Mar 23, 2015

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Luis Suarez scored the winning goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over title rival Real Madrid on Sunday in a back-and-forth “Clasico” between the Spanish League’s main title rivals. Suarez broke free from Madrid’s defense to restore Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute, ...