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National Olympic Stadium

Coach
Hajime Moriyasu

President
Kohzo Tashima

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Copa America

Uruguay v Japan: Laxalt not taking Japan lightly

A youthful Japan were thumped 4-0 by Chile in their Copa America opener but Uruguay defender Diego Laxalt spotted plenty of potential.

Copa America

Vargas at the double as Chile rout Japan

Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile launched the defence of their Copa America crown with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of Japan in Sao Paulo on Monday.

Copa America

"Kubo is the future of Japanese football"

Japanese international Gaku Shibasaki spoke to the media before his nation's clash with Chile and, amongst other topics, praised new Real Madrid signing Takefusa Kubo.

Copa America

Winner of last two Copa Americas hope to start with win over Japan

Japan are first up for Chile in Group C, with midfielder Arturo Vidal declaring the holders should be feared at the tournament.

Copa America

Japan's veteran keeper Kawashima passing on experience to young team-mates

Following Japan's training session, Eiji Kawashima cut a lonely figure trotting gently around the pitch as his team-mates headed to the changing rooms at Sao Paulo FC's training complex.

Copa America

Japan eager to show 'strength' at Copa America

Japan plan on displaying their "strength" at the Copa America when the Blue Samurai make their second appearance as guests in a tough Group C alongside champions Chile, coach Hajime Moriyasu said on Thursday.

Copa America

The two exotic teams who will play in the Copa America

The Copa America will be played between June and July 2019 and will include two nations from outside South America. Both Japan and Qatar have been invited to take part in this summer's event.

International Friendly

Falcao penalty gives Queiroz winning start as Colombia manager

Captain Radamel Falcao smashed home a second-half penalty as Colombia beat Japan 1-0 on Friday to give Carlos Queiroz the perfect start as coach of the South American side.

Asian Cup

Ali magic as Qatar shock Japan to win first Asian Cup

Qatar stunned Japan 3-1 to win their first Asian Cup on Friday sparked by a moment of magic from record-breaker Almoez Ali and after nail-biting late drama.

Asian Cup

Japan sink Vietnam with historic VAR penalty

Japan beat Vietnam 1-0 to reach the Asian Cup semi-finals as Ritsu Doan scored the Asian Cup's first penalty awarded through the video assistant referee (VAR).

Asian Cup

Japan's Tomiyasu sends Saudis spinning out of Asian Cup

Takehiro Tomiyasu's lone strike sent Saudi Arabia crashing out of the Asian Cup as Japan beat the three-time champions 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.

Asian Cup

Yoshida urges Japan to be more clinical, as they squeeze through

Japan captain Maya Yoshida admitted that the Blue Samurai need to show more ruthlessness after they edged Oman 1-0 to reach the Asian Cup knockout phase on Sunday.

Asian Cup

Japan fight back to win Asia Cup opener

Japan were grateful to Yuya Osako after his brace turned the tide and denied Turkmenistan the latest upset win at the Asian Cup.

Asian Cup

Yoshida urges Japan to embrace pressure

Japan captain Maya Yoshida has called on his side to cope with pressure to perform at the Asian Cup as they look to make up for their flop four years ago.

Asian Cup

'Spurs' Son aiming for Asia Cup Crown with South Korea

Son Heung-min will aim to inspire South Korea to Asian Cup glory, with Iran looking strong as Australia and Japan face up to transition.

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