Preview: China vs. Japan - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between China and Japan, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sep 6, 09:07
Preview: Thailand vs. Malaysia - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Qualifying - Asia clash between Thailand and Malaysia, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 13, 18:19
Arsene Wenger 'top target for Japan'The Japanese football association reportedly make former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger their top target for the vacant managerial position with the national team.
Jul 20, 10:44
Japan veterans Keisuke Honda, Makoto Hasebe announce international retirementJapan veterans Keisuke Honda and Makoto Hasebe announce their international retirement following their World Cup round-of-16 exit.
Jul 3, 20:21
Japan boss Akira Nishino "devastated" by Belgium defeatJapan boss Akira Nishino says that he was left "devastated" by his side's defeat to Belgium at the World Cup finals.
Jul 2, 21:52
Akira Nishino: "Japan have a new opportunity"Japan coach Akira Nishino hails his side's last-16 tie with Belgium on Monday as a "new opportunity".
Jul 2, 12:46
Roberto Martinez expects "really competitive" game against JapanBelgium's Roberto Martinez does not anticipate "any big surprises" against last-16 opponents Japan, having faced the Asian side in a Brussels friendly seven months ago.
Jun 30, 21:27
Team News: Shinji Okazaki named in Japan XILeicester City forward Shinji Okazaki returns to the Japan XI for Thursday's 2018 World Cup clash Group H clash with Poland.
Jun 28, 14:09
Live Commentary: Japan 0-1 Poland - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live coverage as Japan qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup, despite losing to Poland in Thursday's Group H clash in Volgograd.
Jun 28, 14:00
Akira Nishino: 'Senegal game was always going to be tough'Japan boss Akira Nishino admits the strength of the Senegal team in their 2-2 draw in Yekaterinburg on Sunday evening.
Jun 24, 19:12
Result: Japan, Senegal play out entertaining draw at World CupJapan and Senegal both boost their chances of progression from Group H with a 2-2 draw from Sunday's World Cup clash in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 24, 17:53
Team News: Japan unchanged as Senegal bring in Badou NdiayeJapan name an unchanged starting XI for their World Cup Group H encounter with Senegal - who have made one change - in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 24, 15:06
Live Commentary: Japan 2-2 Senegal - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live coverage as Japan and Senegal boost their hopes of qualification for the World Cup last 16 with a 2-2 draw in Yekaterinburg.
Jun 24, 15:00
Akira Nishino: 'Too early for Japan to celebrate'Akira Nishino congratulates his Japan players on their 2-1 win against Colombia, but warns that there is still more work to be done.
Jun 19, 16:20
Result: Japan punish 10-man Colombia in Saransk to make winning startJapan pull off a surprise result by beating Colombia 2-1 at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, aided by a red card shown to Carlos Sanchez less than three minutes in.
Jun 19, 14:53
Live Commentary: Colombia 1-2 Japan - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Japan's 2-1 win against Colombia, as the Samurai Blue made their one-man advantage count in Saransk.
Jun 19, 12:00
World Cup preview: JapanAhead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of Japan as they prepare for their sixth consecutive tournament.
Jun 13, 17:00
Result: Takashi Inui nets brace as Japan beat ParaguayReal Betis forward Takashi Inui scores twice as Japan record a 4-2 win over Paraguay in Tuesday's international friendly.
Jun 12, 15:56
Japan announce Akira Nishino appointmentThe JFA announce that Akira Nishino has been appointed as the new manager of Japan ahead of this summer's World Cup.
Apr 9, 16:55
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