Japan News

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Japan defender Matsuda collapses at training

ESPNsoccernet staff | August, 3 2011

Former Japan national team defender Naoki Matsuda collapsed at training on Tuesday after suffering a cardiopulmonary arrest.

Korea name strong squad for Japan friendly

ESPNsoccernet staff | July, 27 2011

Korea have named a strong 24-man squad for the August 10 friendly against neighbouring rivals Japan.

Japan captain Hasebe inks new Wolfsburg deal

ESPNsoccernet staff | July, 23 2011

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has signed a two-year contract extension with Wolfsburg, the Bundesliga club have announced.

WWC: Mexico hold England, Japan beat NZ

ESPNsoccernet staff | June, 27 2011

Mexico held England to a 1-1 draw in their Women's World Cup Group B opener after an error by Karen Bardsley gifted Monica Ocampo an equaliser. Elsewhere, Japan moved to the top of the group with a deserved 2-1 victory over New Zealand in front of 15,000 fans in Bochum.

Japan coach urges players to move abroad

ESPNsoccernet staff | June, 9 2011

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni wants his players to move abroad to play football at a higher level before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Japan officially withdraw from Copa America

ESPNsoccernet staff | May, 17 2011

Japan have pulled out of playing in this summer's Copa America, with Blue Samurai chiefs citing the country's recent devastating earthquake and the subsequent rescheduling of the J-League as a key factor.

Japan chief Ogura praises resilience

ESPNsoccernet staff | April, 26 2011

President of the Japanese Football Association Junji Ogura is delighted that the J. League returned to action on Saturday following the devastating earthquake that hit the region earlier in the year.

Japan to play Kirin Cup in early June

April, 25 2011

Japan will play Peru and Czech Republic in the Kirin Cup in early June the Japan Football Association have announced.

Japan could yet take part in Copa America

April, 14 2011

Japan will play in this summer's Copa America if they can secure the release of their Europe-based players for the tournament in Argentina.

Japan withdraw from Copa, Spain invited

April, 5 2011

Japan have pulled out of this summer's Copa America tournament, as the country continues to deal with the fallout from the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that has devastated the country.

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