Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Soccer Jul 31, 2016

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Japan was of no challenge to Brazil as Makoto Teguramori's side went down 2-0 at the hands of Neymar & Co. in its final Rio Olympic warm-up on Saturday. Brazil cantered to a win behind first-half goals from Gabriel Barbosa and Marquinhos ahead of its ...

Soccer Jun 26, 2016

Endo to miss Japan's Rio send-off against South Africa

Japan Under-23 captain Wataru Endo is set to miss the team's last home game before the Rio Olympics against South Africa in Nagano Prefecture on Wednesday due to an elbow injury. The Urawa Reds defender damaged ligaments in his left elbow in Reds' 3-1 win ...

Soccer Jun 20, 2016

Japan names squad to face South Africa in Olympic warmup

Japan's Under-23s coach Makoto Teguramori named a 21-man squad on Monday to face fellow Olympic participant South Africa on June 29. Coming two days before Teguramori names his 18-man team for the Rio de Janeiro Games, the South Africa clash at Matsumoto Stadium will be ...

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Soccer Jun 19, 2016

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki was named the Japan Football Association's third and final overage player for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday. Koroki, pending successful discussions with the player and his club, will join defenders Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) and Hiroki Fujiharu ...

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Soccer Jun 12, 2016

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki said Saturday he is honored to be considered among the three overage players on the shortlist for Japan's team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "It's flattering and an incredible honor to have your name mentioned," Koroki said after Urawa ...

Japan to face Brazil in Olympic warm-up

Soccer May 31, 2016

Japan to face Brazil in Olympic warm-up

Japan's Under-23s will play Olympic host Brazil on July 30 in Goiania in their final warm-up for the Rio de Janeiro Games, the Japan Football Association announced on Tuesday. Japan kicks off its Olympic campaign against Nigeria on Aug. 4 in Group B in Manaus, ...

Soccer May 15, 2016

Miura replaces Nara for Japan's Toulon tilt

Shimizu S-Pulse defender Genta Miura has been added to Japan's Under-23 squad for the upcoming Toulon International tournament in France, the Japan Football Association said Sunday. Miura has been called up to replace Kawasaki Frontale defender Tatsuki Nara, who was ruled out for four months ...

Olympic coach Teguramori warns players against gambling

Soccer Apr 11, 2016

Olympic coach Teguramori warns players against gambling

In the wake of bans handed to badminton players over casino gambling, Japan's Olympic soccer coach said Monday he will warn his players of the dangers facing them. Speaking at the Japan Under-23 training camp in Shizuoka Prefecture, Makoto Teguramori said that the potential for ...

Teguramori calls up Van Wermeskerken for Olympic warmup tour

Soccer Mar 14, 2016

Teguramori calls up Van Wermeskerken for Olympic warmup tour

Versatile Dutch-based defender Sai van Wermeskerken was among 22 named to Japan's under-23 national side for its tour of Portugal starting next week, the Japan Football Association announced on Monday. Van Wermeskerken, born to a Dutch father and Japanese mother, received his first call-up to ...