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Toure nets pair as Man City routs West Brom in opener

Aug 11, 2015

Toure nets pair as Man City routs West Brom in opener

Yaya Toure scored twice in the first half on Monday night as Manchester City began its Premier League campaign with an impressive 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Toure scored with two shots from just outside the area in the ninth and 24th minutes ...

JFA backs Halilhodzic after East Asian Cup debacle

Aug 10, 2015

JFA backs Halilhodzic after East Asian Cup debacle

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is not losing his job any time soon, Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said Monday. Upon returning from Wuhan, China, where Japan finished last at the East Asian Cup for the first time, Shimoda came to the defense ...

Muto frustrated after competitive Mainz debut

Aug 10, 2015

Muto frustrated after competitive Mainz debut

Japan international Yoshinori Muto made his debut in Mainz’s 3-0 win over third-tier Cottbus in the German Cup on Sunday but lamented his performance off the bench. Muto had a 20-minute cameo in the second half with his team up by three, playing as ...

Japan finishes last at East Asian Cup

Aug 10, 2015

Japan finishes last at East Asian Cup

Urawa Reds midfielder Yuki Muto scored a first-half equalizer, but it was not enough to prevent Japan from finishing bottom of the standings for the first time at the East Asian Cup on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against host China in the final ...

Defending champion Chelsea held by Swansea

Aug 9, 2015

Defending champion Chelsea held by Swansea

Chelsea began its English Premier League title defense with a red card for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea on a frustrating opening Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s side twice had the lead, but paid the price for ...

Aug 8, 2015

FIFA launches internal probe

FIFA says it has opened an internal investigation into corruption allegations that have blighted soccer’s governing body. The investigation, which is being conducted by external lawyers, comes as American and Swiss authorities pursue separate probes into alleged wrongdoing in world soccer. In the U.S., ...

Okubo rips Halilhodzic on selections

Aug 8, 2015

Okubo rips Halilhodzic on selections

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World Cup striker Yoshito Okubo has branded Japan’s East Asian Cup squad a bunch of nobodies and is not surprised by the team’s dismal showing at the tournament in China. Japan takes on the host nation in its final game on Sunday with the ...

Aug 6, 2015

Barca's Messi loses cool in friendly

Lionel Messi was at the center of a head-butting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou. The Argentine superstar, renowned for rarely losing his cool despite regularly being ...

South Korea edges Nadeshiko Japan in Women's East Asian Cup

Aug 4, 2015

South Korea edges Nadeshiko Japan in Women's East Asian Cup

Nadeshiko Japan’s hopes of winning the Women’s East Asian Cup ended with a 2-1 defeat to South Korea on Tuesday. After a 4-2 opening game defeat against North Korea on Sunday, Japan took a first half-lead through Emi Nakajima, but Cho So-hyun equalized nine ...