More Japan News
July 5, 2006
- Japanese media flap over Osim's 'cold feet'
- The mystery over who will become Japan's new soccer coach deepened on Wednesday with local media flapping over whether the main candidate had got cold feet.
July 3, 2006
- Japan and Bolton midfielder Nakata to retire
- Hidetoshi Nakata, Japan's best-known soccer player and a veteran of three World Cups, announced his retirement on Monday.
June 22, 2006
- Kewell back for Socceroos against Croatia
- Australia coach Guus Hiddink recalls Harry Kewell to the starting XI for the clash with Croatia.
- Ronaldo happy with his 'significant improvement'
- Brazil striker Ronaldo said he was running into form after scoring twice in the 4-1 World Cup win over Japan in Group F on Thursday.
June 20, 2006
- 'Brazil don't frighten us', says Japan's Zico
- Japan coach Zico, whose side face an early World Cup exit, has said tournament favourites Brazil do not scare his side ahead of Thursday's Group F clash.
June 19, 2006
- Kawaguchi takes studious approach to penalties
- Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi had studied videotapes of Croatian penalty taker Darijo Srna's routine before saving the spot-kick which kept his team's slim hopes of qualifying for the second round of the World Cup alive.