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  1. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Saudi Arabia pose big challenge for China at Asian Cup

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:16pm by Michael Church

    ... Japan take on Jordan, Iraq and the winners of May's AFC Challenge Cup in group D. Iran headline group C, alongside the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. ...

  2. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Guangzhou playmaker Diamanti certain to play at World Cup, says Lippi

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:31pm by Michael Church

    ... as Guangzhou defeated Central Coast Mariners and he will again be vital as the reigning Asian champions take on Yokohama Marinos in Japan on Wednesday night. Lippi’s side won the opening game ... runners-up. ”All the players coming to Japan with me are fit to play,” he said. “I have watched the game Yokohama played against Jeonbuk [in the AFC Champions League] and their 0-3 loss doesn’t ...

  3. Sport - China - SOCCER

    Guangzhou Evergrande primed for Jeonbuk

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:39pm by Michael Church

    ... a disjointed display in Japan last Wednesday, Guangzhou will be seeking to display similar form, even if Lippi remains relatively unconcerned after seeing his side notch up a second straight win ...

  4. Sport - China - SOCCER

    China aim for Asian Cup berth as new era starts

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:49pm by Michael Church

    ... coaching team can get the job done in this game." The top two nations in each of the five groups will join hosts Australia, defending champions Japan and 2011 AFC Asian Cup third-placed ...

  5. Sport - China - SOCCER

    New China manager Alain Perrin warns of changes after big scare

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... won only two of their six qualifiers, will have their work cut out at next year's tournament in Australia with heavy-duty competition in the form of the hosts, defending champions Japan ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Brazil wins back fans with convincing victory

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 02:43pm by Associated Press in Brasilia

    ... Associated Press in Brasilia Brazil got what it wanted in the opening game of the Confederations Cup. It beat Japan and regained support from demanding home fans after a series ... reacted like that, especially after we scored a goal just three minutes into the match,” Scolari said. “After that, we got them to support us. If we had scored only in the second half or if Japan ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Banner controversy sparks South Korea-Japan history rows

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Political banners and a military flag displayed at a football match between South Korea and Japan have dragged top government officials from both countries ... to Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of South Korea. Many South Koreans believe Japan has failed to atone for abuses during the colonial period which remains a constant source of tension between the two ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Zaha hits target for United to scrape a 2-2 draw with Cerezo Osaka in Japan friendly

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Osaka Zaha hits target for United in Japan friendly Manchester United new boy Wilfried Zaha scored his first ever goal for the English champions during their pre-season Asian tour, boosting his hopes for more time on the pitch against Kitchee in Hong Kong tomorrow night. The 20-year-old winger struck in stoppage time to help the Red Devils scrape a 2-2 ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Wenger’s influence still echoes in Japan

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 10:50am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Nearly 20 years after his brief stay in Japan Arsene Wenger’s influence still echoes, following its rise from a backwater of world football to one of its ... Yoshiyuki Osumi. “But he has since made a great success in England and become one of the most outstanding managers in football history. This does Nagoya as well as Japan’s football community proud.” ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Javier Hernandez double gives Mexico 2-1 victory over Japan

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 10:48am by Associated Press

    ... victory over Japan in their final Group A match. With seven goals in his last eight games for Mexico, the 25-year-old Manchester United striker has now climbed up his country’s all-time scoring ... in the 54th minute and headed in again in the 66th from Giovani Dos Santos’ corner. Shinji Okazaki pulled one back for Japan in the 86th and Hernandez won a penalty in stoppage time, but his weak ...




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