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Jan 30, 2016

J-Village to serve as 2020 Olympic soccer training center

The men’s and women’s national soccer teams for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will use the J-Village national soccer training center, currently serving as Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s forward base in dealing with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, as their training base, the Japan Football Association ...

Japan U-23s seek to avenge loss to South Korea

Jan 29, 2016

Japan U-23s seek to avenge loss to South Korea

Japan’s Under-23 side have already clinched their place in this summer’s Olympics, but work remains for manager Makoto Teguramori as he prepares his team for the Asian Under-23 Championship final against South Korea on Saturday. “To become No.1 by getting even with the teams ...

Jan 29, 2016

Avispa acquire midfielder Danilson

Avispa Fukuoka have signed Colombian midfielder Danilson Cordoba, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 29-year-old, who plays under the name Danilson, joined Consadole Sapporo in the second-tier J2 in 2009 and moved to Nagoya Grampus a year later, initially on loan. He ...

Jan 28, 2016

Vietnam U-23 manager Miura fired

The Vietnam Football Federation announced the sacking of its senior and Under-23 team’s manager Toshiya Miura on Thursday. Miura failed to guide his U-23 side to this summer’s Olympic Games after the team lost all three games to finish bottom of its preliminary round ...

Jan 28, 2016

Minamino leaves Japan squad ahead of Asian Under-23 final

Austria-based striker Takumi Minamino will leave Japan’s Under-23s before they play South Korea in the final of the Asian Under-23 Championship in Doha on Saturday, the Japan Football Association said on Wednesday. Minamino’s club Salzburg requested his early release after Japan booked its spot ...

Aguero sends City into League Cup final

Jan 28, 2016

Aguero sends City into League Cup final

Manchester City relied on a controversial decision by officials and another decisive late goal from Sergio Aguero to set up an English League Cup final against Liverpool on Wednesday. City came from behind to beat Everton 3-1 in a compelling second leg and seal ...

Jan 27, 2016

Sasaki wants Nadeshiko Japan to follow men into Olympics

Nadeshiko Japan coach Norio Sasaki is hoping his team can take inspiration from the under-23 men’s squad and qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Japan’s men stamped their tickets to Brazil when Riki Harakawa struck a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 victory ...

Gamba striker Usami hopes to play for Japan in Rio

Jan 27, 2016

Gamba striker Usami hopes to play for Japan in Rio

Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami said he is eager to go to the Summer Games again, making his pitch to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of three overage players each team will be allowed. “If I’m needed, I’m ...

Liverpool reaches League Cup final

Jan 27, 2016

Liverpool reaches League Cup final

Juergen Klopp sat behind a wall of Liverpool players and coaching staff, using the reaction of fans to gauge the ebb and flow of the penalty shootout. In the end, the eruption inside Anfield told him everything he needed to know: Liverpool was heading ...

Japan qualifies for Rio Games with dramatic win over Iraq

Jan 27, 2016

Japan qualifies for Rio Games with dramatic win over Iraq

Japan qualified for its sixth successive Olympics in men’s soccer in dramatic fashion as Riki Harakawa struck a stoppage-time winner for a 2-1 victory over Iraq in an Asian Under-23 Championship semifinal on Tuesday. Yuya Kubo opened the scoring midway through the first half ...

Jan 25, 2016

Japan to face Denmark, Bosnia, Bulgaria in Kirin Cup

Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Bulgaria will travel to Japan in June to take part in the Kirin Cup, the Japan Football Association said Monday. The four-way tournament, which includes host Japan, is being held for the first time in five years. The games ...