Apr 30, 2015

Tashima picked for FIFA executive committee

Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima was named to the FIFA executive committee on Thursday by the Asian Football Confederation Congress. It was the second time Tashima was up for election for the FIFA seat. Four years ago, he fell short of the ...

Mar 10, 2015

UAE to host 2019 Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation selected the United Arab Emirates over a bid from Iran to host the 2019 continental champions at its meeting Monday in Manama. The Asian Cup, which was hosted and won by Australia in January, will be expanded from 16 to ...

Dec 4, 2014

U-23 Asian Championship draw held

Japan has been drawn in Group I with Malaysia, Vietnam and Macao for the preliminaries of the Under-23 Asian Championship, which doubles as qualifying for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The draw for the 10 groups, A to J, was held at the ...

Nov 21, 2014

Okudera, Sawa inducted into AFC Hall of Fame

Homare Sawa, who served as Nadeshiko Japan captain when it won the 2011 Women’s World Cup, and Yasuhiko Okudera, who became the first Japanese to play pro soccer in Europe, were among the first 10 players to be inducted into the Asian Football Confederation’s ...