Venezuela eliminates Japan at Under-20 World Cup

Soccer May 30, 2017

Venezuela eliminates Japan at Under-20 World Cup

Japan's Under-20 World Cup campaign came to a halt in the round of 16 in a 1-0 loss to Venezuela after extra time on Wednesday. Captain Yangel Herrera scored the lone goal of an unrelenting match in the second half of extra time for Venezuela, ...

Doan double sends Japan through at Under-20 World Cup

Soccer May 28, 2017

Doan double sends Japan through at Under-20 World Cup

Ritsu Doan's brace erased a two-goal deficit as Japan reached the knockout phase of the Under-20 World Cup with a 2-2 Group D draw to Italy on Saturday. Italy went up by two after just seven minutes behind goals from Riccardo Orsolini and Giuseppe Panico, ...

Soccer May 25, 2017

Striker Ogawa sustains knee injury, forced to exit U-20 World Cup

Japan's Koki Ogawa has withdrawn from the U-20 World Cup after the forward was diagnosed with a ruptured left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injury suffered during a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay on Wednesday. Ogawa came off after just 20 minutes as he landed awkwardly ...

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Soccer May 24, 2017

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Japan's second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama's side lost 2-0 to Uruguay on Wednesday. Nicolas Schiappacasse and Mathias Olivera scored on either side of the break for Uruguay, who booked a ...

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

Soccer May 21, 2017

Kubo sparks triumphant Japan in Under-20 World Cup opener

Takefusa Kubo came off the bench and set up Ritsu Doan's winner as Japan came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in its Group D opener at the Under-20 World Cup. Grant Margeman handed South Africa the lead in the seventh minute, ...

15-year-old Kubo receives spot on Japan's Under-20 World Cup squad

Soccer May 2, 2017

15-year-old Kubo receives spot on Japan's Under-20 World Cup squad

Fifteen-year-old former Barcelona prodigy Takefusa Kubo was among 21 named to the Japan squad Tuesday for the upcoming Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. Kubo, dubbed the "Japanese Messi," signed with FC Tokyo's youth team in May 2015 after four years with Barcelona, returning to ...

Soccer Nov 1, 2016

Japan Under-19 coach Uchiyama to stay in charge for U-20 World Cup

The Japan Football Association's executive committee confirmed Tuesday that Japan Under-19 coach Atsushi Uchiyama will remain in charge through next year's Under-20 World Cup in South Korea. Uchiyama guided Japan to the U-19 Asian Championship title with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Saudi Arabia ...