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Japan exits Under-17 World Cup after shootout loss to England

Oct 18, 2017

Japan exits Under-17 World Cup after shootout loss to England

Japan was beaten by England 5-3 in a penalty shootout after a goalless 90 minutes in the round of 16 at the Under-17 World Cup in India on Tuesday. Yukinari Sugawara, Taisei Miyashiro and Soichiro Kozuki scored for Group E runner-up Japan, which was aiming ...

Berlin's Genki Haraguchi receives two-match ban for red card

Oct 17, 2017

Berlin's Genki Haraguchi receives two-match ban for red card

Japan striker Genki Haraguchi has been suspended from playing two matches for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga after he was given a red card for a dangerous tackle during Saturday's home game against Schalke, the German Football Association announced Monday. Haraguchi will miss Sunday's Bundesliga ...

/ Oct 16, 2017

Japan could be in last-ranked pot for World Cup draw

Japan may be placed in Pot 4, the lowest-level lot in the draw for next year's World Cup finals in Russia, as it dropped four notches to 44th in the men's world rankings released Monday by soccer's world governing body FIFA. Japan, which was in ...

Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision

Oct 16, 2017

Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision

Indonesian soccer was in mourning on Monday after celebrated goalkeeper Choirul Huda died following an on-pitch collision with a teammate. Huda, 38, a longtime regular for his hometown club Persela in East Java, collapsed just before halftime after Sunday's accidental clash with Brazilian midfielder Ramon ...

/ Oct 15, 2017

Marinos' Saito undergoes knee surgery

Yokohama F. Marinos midfielder Manabu Saito has undergone a surgical procedure required after he suffered damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the J. League first-division club said on Sunday. Saito had the operation on Friday and is expected to be out ...

Seven-star City turns on style to thrash Stoke

Oct 15, 2017

Seven-star City turns on style to thrash Stoke

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead over neighbor Manchester United at the top of the Premier League thanks to another display of scintillating brilliance in a 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. After the high-noon showdown between Liverpool and ...

U.S. coach Bruce Arena steps down

Oct 14, 2017

U.S. coach Bruce Arena steps down

Bruce Arena quickly resigned as U.S. coach after the Americans' failure to qualify for the World Cup. But U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati is staying around, at least for now. Arena quit Friday, three days after the ruinous 2-1 loss at 99th-ranked Trinidad and ...

Oct 13, 2017

Japan, Belgium schedule friendly for Nov. 14

The Japan men's national team's friendly against Belgium, scheduled for Nov. 14, will take place in Bruges, Belgium, the Japan Football Association announced Friday. Japan, 40th in the FIFA rankings, has two wins and two draws against fifth-ranked Belgium. Japan won 3-2 in their previous ...

Hajime Moriyasu hired to lead Japan U-23 men's team

Oct 12, 2017

Hajime Moriyasu hired to lead Japan U-23 men's team

The Japan Football Association's executive committee on Thursday appointed Hajime Moriyasu as coach of the Japan men's team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Moriyasu, who won three J. League titles with Sanfrecce Hiroshima (2012, 2013 and 2015), resigned in July as the club flirted with ...