Japan rallies past South Korea for Asian U-23 crown

Soccer Jan 31, 2016

Japan rallies past South Korea for Asian U-23 crown

Substitute Takuma Asano struck twice in the second half as Japan came back from two goals down to beat archrival South Korea 3-2 to win the Asian Under-23 Championship on Saturday. It looked gloomy for Japan after Kwon Chang-hoon opened the scoring in the 20th ...

Japan U-23s seek to avenge loss to South Korea

Soccer Jan 29, 2016

Japan U-23s seek to avenge loss to South Korea

Japan's Under-23 side have already clinched their place in this summer's Olympics, but work remains for manager Makoto Teguramori as he prepares his team for the Asian Under-23 Championship final against South Korea on Saturday. "To become No.1 by getting even with the teams that ...

Nakajima lifts Japan in extra time

Soccer Jan 23, 2016

Nakajima lifts Japan in extra time

Shoya Nakajima scored twice in extra time to keep Japan on course for a place at this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a 3-0 win over Iran in the quarterfinals of the Asian Under-23 Championship on Friday. On as a late replacement for Shinya ...

Soccer Sep 12, 2015

Japan assigned to Group B at Asian Under-23 Championship

Japan will face Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Thailand in Group B at the Asian Under-23 Championship following the draw on Saturday for the competition that doubles as the continent's final qualifier for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Japan, semifinalist at the 2012 London ...

Soccer Mar 27, 2015

Japan hammers Macau in Asian Under-23 qualifier

Gakuto Notsuda scored twice as Japan launched its bid for a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics in style on Friday with a 7-0 demolition of Macau in the opening Group I match of the Asian Under-23 Championship qualifiers. Wataru Endo set the wheels in ...