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Japan Times
SOCCER
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.
Japan Times
SOCCER
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.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Nov 17, 2021
Japan beats Oman to return to automatic World Cup spot
Junya Ito's goal earned the Samurai Blue a third win in a row and avenged their home defeat to Oman in September at the start of Asia's final group qualifying stage.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 16, 2021
Soccer fans could face accommodation shortage at Qatar’s World Cup
Organizers said they expect to be able to offer up to 130,000 rooms — which could leave thousands of fans scrambling when matches start next November.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Nov 16, 2021
Harry Kane's four against San Marino seal England's World Cup spot
With England only needing a point to clinch the top spot in Group I, the only real question was how many goals they would score against their 210th-ranked opponent.
Japan Times
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Nov 12, 2021
Japan beats Vietnam to close in on group leaders in World Cup qualifying
Japan strengthened its bid for automatic qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Japan Times
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Nov 4, 2021
Japan adds new faces to mix for upcoming World Cup qualifiers
Kaoru Mitoma and Reo Hatate were called up to the national team for the first time on Thursday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Nov 2, 2021
China to hold World Cup qualifiers in UAE due to travel restrictions
China, attempting to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002, has yet to play at home in the final round of Asian preliminaries for Qatar 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 17, 2021
IOC wants wider consultation with FIFA over World Cup plans
The IOC raised concerns over the impact a World Cup every two years could have on other sports, players' welfare and an increase of men's events impacting gender equality.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 16, 2021
EA Sports making plans for FIFA without FIFA
At least two years of talks about renewing the contract that allows Electronic Arts, through its EA Sports division, to use the organization's name have hit the wall.
Japan Times
SOCCER / From the Spot
Oct 13, 2021
Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu earns a reprieve after win over Socceroos
With his tactics coming under fire after Thursday's loss in Saudi Arabia, Moriyasu couldn't have hoped for a better series of developments to shift the narrative on Tuesday in Saitama.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 13, 2021
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino backs biennial World Cup
Soccer's world governing body FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into the practicalities of staging a World Cup every two years, a move that has been met with fierce criticism.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 12, 2021
Japan reignites World Cup campaign with win over Australia
A late own goal put the Samurai Blue ahead at Saitama Stadium, securing a much-needed three points for embattled head coach Hajime Moriyasu.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 10, 2021
History looms large as Japan seeks much-needed win over Socceroos
In Tuesday's crucial showdown at Saitama Stadium, Japan will face an Australia that has won a record 11 straight matches in qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Sep 14, 2021
CONCACAF open to FIFA's biennial World Cup proposal
While South America and Europe's confederations have criticized FIFA's plan, CONCACAF showed hope that the proposal could potentially lead to a more balanced international soccer calendar.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 29, 2021
Men's Olympic soccer and the struggle for legitimacy
Poor performances by some of the sport's powerhouses, including France — who were beaten by Japan 4-0 on Wednesday — are a reminder that the Olympic tourney is a different beast.
Japan Times
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May 28, 2021
Japan smashes Myanmar to reach next World Cup qualifying round
Five goals from Yuya Osako highlighted Friday's nearly effortless victory by the Samurai Blue behind closed doors at Fukuda Denshi Arena in Chiba.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Apr 23, 2021
Elite clubs will attempt to seize power again despite Super League failure
With huge global fan bases, commercial appeal and sizeable brands, their attempt to launch a breakaway showed they view the rest of their domestic rivals as inferior.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 22, 2021
The antitrust case against Europe’s breakaway soccer league
The latest proposal hews more closely to the American model of sports where the same teams compete and see steady income and higher valuations as a consequence.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Apr 19, 2021
Top European clubs announce new Super League amid storm of criticism
The move sets up a rival to UEFA's established Champions League competition and was condemned by soccer officials and political leaders.

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