Soccer Jul 30, 2016

Young Boys may give OK for striker Kubo to play in Olympics: Shimoda

Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said on Friday that there is a possibility that Swiss club Young Boys could release Japan Under-23 striker Yuya Kubo for the Rio Olympics after all. Shimoda flew to Switzerland to hold talks with Young Boys after the ...

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Soccer Jun 28, 2016

Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match

Japan's Rio Olympic coach Makoto Teguramori urged his team to give him a selection headache with one, final captivating home performance against South Africa on Wednesday. Ahead of Friday's announcement of Japan's 18 for the Summer Games, Teguramori said Tuesday he expects to see a ...

Soccer Mar 26, 2016

Japan U-23 team beats Mexico

Japan's under-23 national squad held on to an early lead and beat London Olympic champion Mexico 2-1 in a friendly on Friday. FC Tokyo midfielder Shoya Nakajima scored two minutes into the match and Salzburg striker Takumi Minamino made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute ...