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Japan Times
SOCCER
Sep 4, 2022
Iran's hopes for a World Cup surprise threatened by infighting
A potential decision to replace Team Melli's head coach less than three months before the tournament could throw the potential Group B upstarts into turmoil.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Sep 3, 2022
Yoshimi Yamashita ready for World Cup stage
Yamashita is coming from Japan, a country with a relatively poor record in gender equality, and will take the stage in a conservative Islamic nation where women have limited rights.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Aug 20, 2022
Trio of Japanese stars working to make case for World Cup
Kaoru Mitoma, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Yuta Nakayama are hoping their time in England will hold them in good standing with the World Cup just three months away.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Aug 16, 2022
FIFA suspends Indian soccer federation due to third-party influence
The decision by the sport's governing body means that the scheduled U-17 Women's World Cup may need to be relocated or postponed.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Aug 12, 2022
FIFA moves up start of World Cup to accommodate host Qatar
Soccer's top officials universally approved the decision, FIFA said in a statement, while Qatar said it would provide unspecified help to fans affected by the change.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Aug 7, 2022
FIFA reminds India of looming ban and loss of women's U-17 World Cup
If attempts to resolve governance issues at the All Indian Football Federation do not succeed, soccer's governing body may strip the country of the prestigious women's youth tournament.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Aug 2, 2022
South American countries set to launch official 2030 World Cup bid
The joint bid by four nations aims to stage the 2030 final in the very same Centenario stadium that hosted the tournament's first title match 100 years earlier.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 5, 2022
Football Australia chief urges country to co-host men's World Cup
With Australia set to co-host next year's FIFA Women's World Cup alongside New Zealand, officials are proposing a similar arrangement for the men's edition.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 4, 2022
Hiroshi Kiyotake feels facing Spain, Germany can help Japan at World Cup
'It'd be normally looked at as a tough group, but I felt we've gone into a good one. I was hoping for us to go in there a bit and thought, 'Wow, it'd be interesting.''
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 29, 2022
1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus expects Germany to beat Japan
The 61-year-old former West Germany great urged 'Die Mannschaft' to focus on themselves ahead of their opener against the Samurai Blue on Nov. 23 at Khalifa International Stadium.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 21, 2022
Japan to face United States in September friendly in Europe
The Samurai Blue will take on their U.S. counterparts for the first time since a February 2006 friendly in San Francisco.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 16, 2022
Japan may need to head back to drawing board before World Cup
In Group E, along with powerhouses Germany and Spain, Japan can only expect to see as much time on the ball as it did against Tunisia when it faces Costa Rica in its second match.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 15, 2022
Hajime Moriyasu calls Costa Rica a tough World Cup opponent for Japan
Japan's head coach said his team will not take the Central American qualifiers lightly when they meet in their second group-stage match on Nov. 27.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 15, 2022
Costa Rica books place at 2022 World Cup finals after playoff win
Costa Rica qualified for a sixth World Cup in total and will compete in Group E at the finals against Germany, Japan and Spain.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 13, 2022
FIFA confident about semi-automated VAR for World Cup
The body that regulates the sport's rules has ratified, as expected, the use of five substitutes into the Laws of the Game.
Japan Times
SOCCER / From the Spot
Jun 7, 2022
Spirited defense against Brazil offers Japan hope for success in Qatar
Monday's narrow loss showed the Samurai Blue's back line can endure against some of the world's best players, even if the team is still looking for a reliable attacking spark.
Japan Times
SOCCER
May 29, 2022
Rising Samurai Blue star Kaoru Mitoma targets World Cup starting spot
The 25-year-old winger scored twice against the Socceroos after coming off the bench late at Sydney's Stadium Australia, staking his claim to a bigger role for the national team.
Japan Times
SOCCER
May 20, 2022
Stuttgart's Hiroki Ito gets first call-up as Japan reveals squad for upcoming matches
New Europa League winner Daichi Kamada of Eintracht Frankfurt gets a recall alongside AZ Alkmaar defender Yukinari Sugawara and Sanfrecce Hiroshima goalkeeper Keisuke Osako.
Japan Times
SPORTS
May 20, 2022
Yoshimi Yamashita among first women chosen as referees for men's World Cup
The 36-year-old Yamashita officiated at the 2019 Women's World Cup and at last year's Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
SOCCER
May 18, 2022
Japan captain Yoshida seeks to exorcise 'ghosts' and reach last eight
Japan will face a challenging World Cup group in Qatar, but the Sampdoria defender is eager to write history and send his country into the quarterfinals for the first time.

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