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SOCCER / World cup
May 7, 2022
Qatar's World Cup gamble not guaranteed to pay off
Analysts and academics are not convinced that the big spending from its gas revenues will mean Qatar can achieve its economic dream once the World Cup ends.
Japan Times
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Apr 13, 2022
FIFA launches new streaming service for documentaries and live games
The new platform, which is advertiser-funded, also includes an archive featuring highlights or full replays of every World Cup and Women's World Cup match ever recorded on camera.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Apr 8, 2022
Andres Iniesta pulling for Japan and Spain to advance in World Cup
The Samurai Blue are long shots to advance to the knockout stage from a group that also includes four-time champion Germany.
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Apr 6, 2022
Football Union of Russia withdraws appeal over FIFA ban
Russia's hopes of competing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar were effectively ended after CAS rejected a request to freeze FIFA's suspension while the country's appeal was being heard.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Apr 5, 2022
Qatar will host a World Cup, but not as we know it
The tournament's first journey to West Asia brings with it unique challenges, including the need to accommodate millions of fans expected to descend on Doha in November.
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Apr 3, 2022
Takuma Asano brace gives Bochum win at Hoffenheim
The 27-year-old is looking to make his World Cup debut later this year in Qatar, and his knowledge of the Bundesliga could prove useful after Germany was drawn together with Japan.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup / From the Spot
Apr 3, 2022
Ultimate test awaits Samurai Blue after 'Group of Death' draw
While Japan will face a daunting challenge in a group featuring former World Cup champions Germany and Spain, the high-profile games may be exactly what the team needs.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup / From the Spot
Mar 25, 2022
Battle-tested Samurai Blue eager for deep World Cup push
After perhaps the most unconventional, daunting and frustrating qualifying campaign in team history, Samurai Blue have qualified for a seventh straight FIFA World Cup.
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Mar 22, 2022
Dutch coach Louis van Gaal criticizes hosting of World Cup in Qatar
Van Gaal said the world soccer governing body's reasons for awarding the finals to Qatar, where his team will be competing at the Nov. 21-Dec. 18 tournament, were spurious.
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Mar 4, 2022
Russia to appeal FIFA and UEFA bans
The Russian Football Union (RFU) will lodge an appeal against the decisions by FIFA and UEFA to bar Russian teams from international competitions over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), it said on Thursday.
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Feb 15, 2022
Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifier to be replayed after farce
The match was halted after five minutes when Brazilian health officials invaded the pitch, accusing Argentina's England-based players of breaching the country's COVID-19 quarantine rules.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Feb 2, 2022
Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito gave Japan vital win over Saudi Arabia
The Samurai Blue moved up to 18 points, one behind Saudi Arabia, and can clinch their seventh straight berth at the finals by beating third-place Australia.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Feb 1, 2022
Japan needs a win in pivotal match against Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia on 19 points can clinch their final berth with a win, while second-place Japan know failure to get three points could see them overtaken by Australia.
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Jan 28, 2022
Japan beats China to remain second in World Cup qualifying group
The win at Saitama Stadium kept manager Hajime Moriyasu's side second in the group with 15 points from seven games.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jan 27, 2022
FIFA president under fire after saying biennial World Cup could prevent migrant deaths
Infantino said increased revenues from a biennial World Cup could create opportunities for Africans who otherwise may find 'death in the sea' crossing the Mediterranean.
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Dec 5, 2021
World Cup CEO hopes to build on Tokyo lessons for packed stadiums
Organizers are hopeful next year's compact tournament will be able to fully welcome fans, avoiding a repeat of the nearly spectatorless Tokyo Olympics.
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Nov 30, 2021
FIFA to trial semi-automated offside technology at Arab Cup
The technology is based on limb tracking and provides the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) with information before the on-field official takes a final call.
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Nov 26, 2021
Japanese playmaker Daichi Kamada chasing dream World Cup debut
A silky playmaker with an eye for the goal, Daichi Kamada will be 26 when the 2022 World Cup in Qatar comes around in 12 months' time and he knows it is a stage he cannot miss out on.
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Nov 24, 2021
Study says biennial World Cup could cost leagues billions per season
The report predicted that in addition to cutting club revenue, such a move would hit viewer interest in games, reduce advertisers' interest in domestic soccer and put strains on players.
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Nov 22, 2021
Tim Cahill longs for monumental World Cup and recalls Japan rivalry
The former Socceroos star played a starring role for Australia in its famous win over the Samurai Blue at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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