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May 12, 2016
East Asian Football Federation to support Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts
The East Asian Football Federation will donate $20,000 to the Kumamoto Football Association to aid recovery efforts following the recent earthquakes that have rocked Kumamoto and surrounding areas in Kyushu, Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima said Wednesday.
SOCCER / World cup
Mar 5, 2016
FIFA boss wants 2026 bid process to be clean
FIFA must make the 2026 World Cup bidding process "absolutely bulletproof" because the entire organization's credibility is at stake, new president Gianni Infantino said on Friday.
Feb 27, 2016
Maradona blasts FIFA
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona says longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini should have been given life imprisonment rather than six-year bans from soccer for ethics violations.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2015
Barcelona as good as advertised in Club World Cup final
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi paid tribute to strike partners Luis Suarez and Neymar after the trio combined to deliver Barcelona a record third Club World Cup title on Sunday — and warned the rest of the world they are not finished yet.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 7, 2015
FIFA representative Tashima to run for JFA presidency
FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima announced on Monday that he will run for the Japan Football Association presidency.
Dec 1, 2015
Miyama chosen as finalist for 2015 FIFA women's award
Japan midfielder Aya Miyama was among the three final candidates nominated for the 2015 Ballon d'Or Women's World Player of the Year as announced by FIFA on Monday.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2015
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali vows to open books
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Hussein has said that if he wins the extraordinary election in February, he will publicize any closely guarded documents necessary as part of his sweeping reforms of soccer's world governing body.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2015
FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini
FIFA ethics investigators called on Saturday for sanctions against president Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini, dealing a fresh blow to Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as head of world soccer's governing body.
Nov 3, 2015
Police raid German Soccer Association over payment to FIFA
Germany's DFB Soccer Association was raided by prosecutors and police on Tuesday morning in a probe into a €6.7 million payment ($7.4 million) to FIFA linked to the country's application to host the 2006 World Championship.
Oct 27, 2015
Zico fails to secure required backing for FIFA presidential bid
Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico revealed he gave up his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Monday after failing to muster the required five association nominations.
Oct 26, 2015
Zico makes last-ditch bid for FIFA presidency
Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico told Kyodo News in an exclusive interview Monday that he believes his knowledge and experience of the game make him the best man to clean up FIFA.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2015
More on the line than points in Manchester derby
As much as both managers try to say there are still only three points available when Manchester United hosts Manchester City on Sunday, Wayne Rooney called it right when he said it is "a massive game of pride."
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2015
Blatter's stain on game proving very lame
"Blatter is a dead man walking ... "
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2015
FIFA exec Tashima warns Chung cannot bank on Japan's support
South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon cannot bank on the support of neighboring Japan, FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2015
South Korean Chung to run for FIFA president
Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, said on Thursday he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of the sport's world governing body.
Jul 28, 2015
Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid
Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2015
Tabuse draws inspiration from Japan's new hoop generation
Yuta Tabuse is past his physical prime. Perhaps he's lost a step or two since he played in the NBA.
Jul 21, 2015
Ex-FIFA VP Chung to seek presidency
Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of soccer's world governing body, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Jul 20, 2015
Platini is favorite to be next FIFA president: bookmakers
Michel Platini has become the favorite for the first time with British bookmakers William Hill to become the next permanent FIFA president.
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 12, 2015
Tashima says CONMEBOL has no proof of payment from Japan
The South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) has no record showing it received any payment from Japan during the bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a report from Spain, Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima said on Sunday.


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