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2022 FIFA WORLD CUP

A pyrotechnic display takes place at Lusail Stadium on Dec. 18, 2022.
SOCCER
Nov 23, 2023
Qatar still reaping benefits of World Cup one year later
The World Cup has raised Qatar's profile in the Middle East.
The 55-year-old Hajime Moriyasu became the first manager to retain the top Japan job following a World Cup since their tournament debut in 1998 in France.
SOCCER
Nov 1, 2023
Moriyasu named AFC Coach of Year after World Cup success
The Samurai Blue won a tough group in Qatar before going out in the round of 16 on a penalty shootout to eventual semifinalists Croatia.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 28, 2022
Hajime Moriyasu retains post as Japan manager after World Cup run
The 54-year-old will be tasked with steering the Samurai Blue toward the 2026 World Cup, set to be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 28, 2022
Images of 2022: Sports
From the wintry slopes of the Beijing Games to the heat on the pitches of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Japan has had plenty to celebrate in the world of sports over the past 12 months.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 27, 2022
Dissecting Japan's hit consumer products of 2022
The two items that topped Nikkei Marketing Journal's annual rankings were not products per se but product attributes reflecting consumers' response to inflation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2022
The magic of Lionel Messi
The 2022 FIFA World Cup confirmed it: Lionel Messi is one of the greatest soccer players of all time
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 22, 2022
Tattoo artists in Argentina swamped by demand from fans eager to pay tribute to Lionel Messi
Tattoo artists has been hard at working inking the image of Lionel Messi on the bodies of fans since Argentina's triumph at the World Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 21, 2022
Argentina's World Cup heroes airlifted as street party overflows
Television images showed people all over the city, including those waiting around the Obelisco and on surrounding highways, trying to catch a glimpse of their returning champions.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 20, 2022
After World Cup, Qatar seeks Olympic gold
Qatar is ploughing ahead with its ambitions despite criticism of its rights record, with major sporting events including world championships packing the Gulf state's sporting calendar.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 20, 2022
Jubilant welcome for French team on World Cup return
Supporters had been kept guessing for most of the day about whether the disappointed players would travel to central Paris to meet them.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 19, 2022
FIFA readies 48-team World Cup as eyes turn to 2026
The next tournament will notably see an expansion from the current 32-team format that has been in place since 1998
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 19, 2022
Qatar got the World Cup it wanted
Qatar was perhaps among the most ill-suited hosts for a tournament of the scale of the World Cup, but it had a plentiful supply of money to propel its dream forward.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 19, 2022
Mbappe heroics in vain but justify Pele comparisons
The player is just the second man to score in back-to-back World Cup finals, and finished as the tournament's Golden Boot winner with eight goals.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 19, 2022
Is Lionel Messi the greatest? For his fans, the debate is over.
The absence of a World Cup winners' medal has long been Exhibit A in the argument about why Messi does not rank above Pele and Diego Maradona in football's pantheon.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 19, 2022
For Messi, and Argentina, the (extra) wait is worth it
Lionel Messi scored twice in one of the most exciting World Cup finals in history. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for France, whose furious comeback fell short.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 18, 2022
Luka Modric sets sights on Nations League title for Croatia
The nation of fewer than 4 million people won its third World Cup medal since independence in 1991.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 18, 2022
Arabs can still celebrate defeating 2022 world champions
Morocco exceeded all expectations and became the first Arab and African team to reach a World Cup semifinal after three wins, while Saudi Arabia and Tunisia also recorded upsets.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 18, 2022
Lionel Messi's Argentina in World Cup final showdown with France
Argentina supporters will dominate Lusail Stadium outside Doha, with at least 40,000 estimated to be in the Qatari capital.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 18, 2022
Croatia beats Morocco to finish third at World Cup
Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure a top three finish in the tournament for the second consecutive edition.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 17, 2022
Whatever the ending, Qatar World Cup delivered the goods
For a month the so-called beautiful game did, in the words of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, spread some joy.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
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