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2014

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Jun 30, 2014
Tokyo: What can Japan learn from its dismal World Cup experience?
In the wake of Japan's early exit from the competition, Mark Buckton went looking for answers about what went wrong.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 29, 2014
Cesar's heroics carry Brazil past Chile, into quarterfinals
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar kept the host nation's hopes of World Cup glory alive on Saturday, saving two spot-kicks in a shootout against Chile to send it into the last eight 3-2 on penalties following a pulsating 1-1 draw after extra time.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 29, 2014
Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight
A sensational display from James Rodriguez fired Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday with the attacking midfielder scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay including a contender for goal of the tournament.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 29, 2014
FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse
FIFA opted to punish Luis Suarez heavily for biting an opponent in a World Cup match because the Uruguayan showed no remorse for the incident and previous bans had not changed his behavior, according to an internal FIFA document.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 28, 2014
Stojkovic denies being approached about managing Japan
Former Nagoya Grampus boss Dragan Stojkovic on Friday denied a report he has been approached by the Japan Football Association about the vacant national team coach's job following the resignation of Italian Alberto Zaccheroni.
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 27, 2014
Chiellini says Suarez ban 'excessive'
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suarez is "excessive" and that he feels no anger toward the controversial Uruguay striker.
SOCCER / PREMIER REPORT
Jun 27, 2014
Outlook grim for England following debacle in Brazil
I have rarely been so pessimistic about the future of the England national team.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 25, 2014
Honda vows to fight on despite defeat
No matter how tough the going gets, Keisuke Honda never shows signs of defeat, a testament to the Japanese international's mental strength.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 25, 2014
Zaccheroni left with regrets
Coach Alberto Zaccheroni conceded he must share the blame for Japan's failure to make their mark at the two most important competitions of his four-year tenure after the Samurai Blue were dumped out of the World Cup in the first round on Tuesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 25, 2014
Colombia eliminates Japan from World Cup
A second-half attacking master class from Jackson Martinez and substitute James Rodriguez obliterated Japan's wafer-thin hopes of progressing to the last 16 of the World Cup as Colombia eliminated the Asian champions with a 4-1 win in their final Group C match on Tuesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 23, 2014
Honda believes Japan can still find way to next stage
Keisuke Honda says that the results so far of Asian teams at the World Cup are a simple reflection of how far they are lagging behind the global elite in terms of ability, but the AC Milan midfielder still believes a miracle will send Japan through to the knockout phase of the competition.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 23, 2014
Teenager Origi's late winner puts Belgium into last 16
Teenager Divock Origi became the youngest player to score in this World Cup when he cracked in an 88th-minute winner to give Belgium a 1-0 victory over Russia on Sunday and a place in the last 16.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 22, 2014
Power play 'not in Japan's DNA,' admits Zaccheroni
Clearly feeling the heat as the sun looks ready to set on Japan's World Cup, coach Alberto Zaccheroni has defended his decision to deploy power-play tactics, but conceded his players have struggled to adapt because it is "not in their DNA."
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup / SOCCER SCENE
Jun 21, 2014
Drab draw leaves Japan hoping for miracles
"Believe in miracles," ran the headline of one sports newspaper after Japan's 0-0 draw with Greece left its World Cup hopes hanging by a thread, but simply salvaging pride from a bitterly disappointing campaign looks a more realistic ambition.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 21, 2014
Kagawa accepts fate
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted he deserved to start on the bench in Thursday's 0-0 draw against Greece after struggling in Japan's opening game at the World Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 21, 2014
Costa Rica stuns Italy to reach last 16
Costa Rica buried predictions of its early demise to emerge into the knockout stages of the World Cup for only the second time with a 1-0 Group D win over Italy on Friday that sent England crashing out.
Japan Times
SOCCER / PREMIER REPORT
Jun 20, 2014
England's weaknesses exposed in two defeats
Roy Hodgson was like a man who knew his fate, but the inevitable could not be confirmed for a while. Hodgson and England had to wait at least 24 hours after losing 2-1 to Uruguay for the next update on its World Cup future.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 20, 2014
Japan players say man advantage hurt more than it helped against Greece
Japan players admitted they were thrown by the first-half red card of Greece captain Konstantinos Katsouranis in Thursday's lackluster draw, a result that has put the Asian champions on the brink of elimination.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 20, 2014
Japan's World Cup chances take hit after draw against 10-man Greece
Japan failed to capitalize on its one-man advantage and had to make due with a 0-0 draw against 10-man Greece as both teams picked up their first point in Group C on Thursday night.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 19, 2014
Spain's reign ended by Chile
One of the greatest dynasties in modern soccer came to a shattering end when champion Spain lost 2-0 to Chile on Wednesday and crashed out of the World Cup with its glory days consigned to the history books.

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