Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Aug 11, 2016

Japan eliminated despite victory over Sweden

Japan’s quest for its first Olympic medal in men’s soccer since Mexico City in 1968 will continue for another four years to Tokyo after being eliminated from the Rio Games on Wednesday. Japan dominated Sweden 1-0 in its final Group B game for its ...

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Jun 28, 2016

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Japan’s Rio Olympic coach Makoto Teguramori urged his team to give him a selection headache with one, final captivating home performance against South Africa on Wednesday. Ahead of Friday’s announcement of Japan’s 18 for the Summer Games, Teguramori said Tuesday he expects to see ...

Jun 20, 2016

Japan names squad to face South Africa in Olympic warmup

Japan’s Under-23s coach Makoto Teguramori named a 21-man squad on Monday to face fellow Olympic participant South Africa on June 29. Coming two days before Teguramori names his 18-man team for the Rio de Janeiro Games, the South Africa clash at Matsumoto Stadium will ...

Jun 14, 2016

Japan names two overage players for Rio Olympic squad

Defenders Tsukasa Shiotani of Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Hiroki Fujiharu of Gamba Osaka were named as two of Japan’s three overage players for the Rio Olympics by the Japan Football Association on Tuesday. The remaining slot will likely be awarded to a forward, with Urawa ...

Japan's Olympic team falls against England

May 28, 2016

Japan's Olympic team falls against England

Japan’s already eliminated Under-23s finished the Toulon Tournament on a losing note Friday after going down 1-0 against England’s U-21s in their final Group B game. Chelsea’s Lewis Baker put England in front from the penalty spot on 15 minutes after Hiromu Mitsumaru brought ...

May 26, 2016

Japan ousted at Toulon Tournament

Japan’s Rio Olympic Under-23s’ elimination at the Toulon Tournament was sealed on Wednesday, despite a 2-1 win over Guinea in Group B. First-half goals from Cayman Togashi and Takumi Minamino secured Japan its first three points of the tournament, but it was too little, ...