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Japan glides past Panama in friendly

Soccer Oct 12, 2018

Japan glides past Panama in friendly

Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito each scored an international goal for the second game running as Japan eased to a 3-0 win over Panama on Friday night. Salzburg striker Minamino put Japan ahead three minutes before halftime with a skillfully taken strike inside the box ...

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

Soccer Sep 11, 2018

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

A new-look Japan side gave manager Hajime Moriyasu a winning start to his tenure on Tuesday night, beating Costa Rica 3-0 in an international friendly. Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito scored their maiden international goals in the second half at Panasonic Stadium Suita, ensuring a ...

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Soccer / J. League Mar 30, 2018

Junya Ito's two-goal effort carries Reysol past Vissel

Junya Ito's second-half brace helped Kashiwa Reysol end a two-game losing skid in the J. League with a 2-1 home victory over Vissel Kobe. After a scoreless first-half defensive struggle, Ito broke the ice with an opportunistic 68th-minute solo effort. Junya Tanaka equalized in the ...

Soccer May 6, 2016

Striker Asano named to Japan Under-23 squad for friendly against Ghana

Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Takuma Asano returned to the team as Japan Under-23 coach Makoto Teguramori on Friday named his squad for next Wednesday's home friendly against Ghana's senior national team in quake-hit Kyushu. Versatile Dutch-based defender Sai van Wermeskerken and Kashiwa Reysol midfielder Junya Ito ...