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Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

Aug 5, 2016

Jennings predicts jail time for Blatter

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For decades, British investigative reporter Andrew Jennings has exposed corruption at the highest levels in global sports. Repeatedly, his relentless, painstaking work has paid off. It has led to major scoops that shed light on problems that plagued — and continue to plague — ...

Aug 5, 2016

Bellmare acquire ex-Antlers striker Dinei

Shonan Bellmare have signed former Kashima Antlers forward Dinei, the J. League first-division team announced Friday. The 32-year-old Brazilian scored one goal in four league games for Kashima last year and had one goal in six games this se ason before the club decided ...

Aug 4, 2016

Kubo pivotal in Young Boys' triumph

Young Boys justified their decision not to allow Yuya Kubo to go to the Rio Olympics as the striker scored twice on Wednesday to help the Swiss team advance to the final round of qualifying for the Champions League. Young Boys trailed Shakhtar Donetsk ...

Aug 4, 2016

Sagan Tosu finalize deal with midfielder Tahar

Sagan Tosu have signed midfielder Aymen Tahar, the J. League first-division side announced Thursday. The 26-year-old, who holds a British passport and played for Algeria’s U-20 side, started his career at Sheffield United in 2008 and spent last season at Portugal’s Boavista on loan ...

Teguramori set to lead Japan in quest for elusive medal

Aug 3, 2016

Teguramori set to lead Japan in quest for elusive medal

Yuya Kubo is out and Musashi Suzuki is in and with that, the makeup of Makoto Teguramori’s Japan for the Rio Olympics is finally set. But is the team ready? That remains to be seen based on Saturday’s schooling at the hands of Brazil, ...

Aug 1, 2016

Former Japan coach Zico elected to Hall of Fame

Former Japan coach and Brazil midfielder Zico has been elected to Japanese soccer’s Hall of Fame along with Japan’s 1936 Berlin Olympic team, the Japan Football Association announced Monday. An induction ceremony will be held at the Japan Football Museum at the JFA’s headquarters ...

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Jul 31, 2016

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Japan was of no challenge to Brazil as Makoto Teguramori’s side went down 2-0 at the hands of Neymar & Co. in its final Rio Olympic warm-up on Saturday. Brazil cantered to a win behind first-half goals from Gabriel Barbosa and Marquinhos ahead of ...

Jul 30, 2016

Young Boys may give OK for striker Kubo to play in Olympics: Shimoda

Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said on Friday that there is a possibility that Swiss club Young Boys could release Japan Under-23 striker Yuya Kubo for the Rio Olympics after all. Shimoda flew to Switzerland to hold talks with Young Boys after ...

Schweinsteiger bows out of duty with national team

Jul 30, 2016

Schweinsteiger bows out of duty with national team

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announced Friday that he is retiring from international soccer after making 120 appearances over 12 years. “I have just asked the coach not to nominate me anymore for the national team because I would like to step back,” the 31-year-old ...