| Jul 25, 2007

Takahara confident in scoring skills


HANOI — Well, you can't accuse Naohiro Takahara of being short on confidence. The striker may have blasted his spot-kick over the bar in the shootout victory over Australia on Saturday, but the Eintracht Frankfurt man said he won't go hiding if Wednesday's Asian Cup ...

| Jul 20, 2007

Nakamura's talent has Aussies on alert


HANOI — It's no surprise whom Australia 'keeper Mark Schwarzer singled out as Japan's danger man ahead of their Asian Cup quarterfinal match: Shunsuke Nakamura. And Schwarzer is not looking forward to facing free-kicks from Japan's dead-ball expert. "Not excited," said a smiling Schwarzer, when asked ...