Japan to face South Korea in first home game since pandemic began

Soccer Mar 10, 2021

Japan to face South Korea in first home game since pandemic began

Japan will play South Korea in a friendly in Yokohama on March 25, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday, in their first home game since the coronavirus pandemic began. The four-time Asian champion will take on their Korean neighbor at the 72,000-capacity Nissan Stadium, although ...

Japan beats Ivory Coast on late Naomichi Ueda header

Soccer Oct 14, 2020

Japan beats Ivory Coast on late Naomichi Ueda header

Late substitute Naomichi Ueda struck an injury-time header to clinch a 1-0 friendly win for Japan over Ivory Coast on Tuesday. After being brought on in the 89th minute, the center back for Belgian side Cercle Brugge delivered the winner two minutes later, meeting Gaku ...

Soccer Sep 6, 2018

JFA to evaluate Japan-Chile match after Hokkaido earthquake

The Japan Football Association is evaluating whether or not Friday's international friendly between Japan and Chile will take place as planned. The match, which would mark the debut of Hajime Moriyasu as Samurai Blue head coach, is scheduled to kick off from 7 p.m. at ...