Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Soccer Apr 6, 2019

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima was re-elected to the FIFA Council on Saturday by the Asian Football Confederation. Tashima was one of the seven candidates up for election by the AFC Congress for five of its six seats on the FIFA council. The 61-year-old Tashima ...

Soccer Apr 5, 2019

Japan to face visiting Trinidad and Tobago in June friendly

The Japan national men's team will host an international friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on June 5, the Japan Football Association said Friday. The friendly at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture is likely to be the Samurai Blue's last match before departing for the Copa ...

Nadeshiko Japan to face France in pre-World Cup friendly

Soccer Feb 5, 2019

Nadeshiko Japan to face France in pre-World Cup friendly

Japan will warm up for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup with a friendly against host France in April, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. Nadeshiko Japan will face France on April 4 at Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps in Auxerre. World No. 8 Japan has won ...

JFA contests ex-manager Vahid Halilhodzic's defamation claim

Soccer Jul 27, 2018

JFA contests ex-manager Vahid Halilhodzic's defamation claim

The Japan Football Association on Friday took a stand against former Japan head coach Vahid Halilhodzic's claim that it defamed him in a news conference following his dismissal just two months before the World Cup finals. At the first hearing in the suit filed with ...

Hajime Moriyasu appointed manager of Japan men's national team

Soccer Jul 26, 2018

Hajime Moriyasu appointed manager of Japan men's national team

The Japan Football Association on Thursday asserted its days of reliance on foreign managers was over by naming Japan Olympic squad head coach Hajime Moriyasu to also manage the senior national team. The 49-year-old Moriyasu, who in October took over as head coach of the ...