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Moriwaki's 85th-minute goal sinks Yamaga

Apr 4, 2015

Moriwaki's 85th-minute goal sinks Yamaga

Ryota Moriwaki scored the lone goal in the dying minutes as Urawa Reds defeated Matsumoto Yamaga 1-0 to remain unbeaten after four games in the J. League on Saturday. Urawa nearly had to settle for a point from a contest it largely dominated — ...

Apr 4, 2015

Milan's Honda out with foot injury

Japan Midfielder Keisuke Honda Will Miss Ac Milan’s Serie A Game Away To Palermo On Saturday Due To A Foot Injury, Milan Boss Filippo Inzaghi Said Friday. Inzaghi said Honda suffered a sprained left ankle in training on Thursday and expects him to be ...

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

Apr 3, 2015

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

In-form striker Takashi Usami capped a memorable week with a brace as Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated visiting Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Friday night. Usami, who opened his Japan account on Tuesday in a 5-1 friendly win over Uzbekistan ...

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after big win

Apr 1, 2015

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after big win

by Andrew Mckirdy

New national team manager Vahid Halilhodzic hailed his players’ efforts after Tuesday’s 5-1 thrashing of Uzbekistan, but warned they will have to prove themselves all over again when he picks his next squad. Japan routed the Central Asians at Ajinomoto Stadium to give Halilhodzic ...

Townsend saves draw for England

Apr 1, 2015

Townsend saves draw for England

Andros Townsend scored a late equalizer as England held Italy to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday. Substitute Townsend leveled 11 minutes from time to cancel out Graziano Pelle’s first-half opener after Italy had dominated the opening ...

Apr 1, 2015

Japan reaches final Rio qualifiers

Japan defeated hosts Malaysia 1-0 on Tuesday to secure a place at the Under-23 Asian Championship, a competition that doubles as the continent’s final qualifier for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Swiss-based striker Yuya Kubo headed in the opener shortly before halftime and ...

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 ...