Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 03:32 PM IST
Hajime Moriyasu’s first task will be preparing the Japan football team for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in January.
Reuters, Samara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Akira Nishino, JFA’s former technical director, took over as Japan national team coach in April following the surprise dismissal of Vahid Halilhodzic, who had secured its qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2018
Omnisport, Volgograd | By By Ben Spratt
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:21 PM IST
Japan became the first team to qualify from the FIFA World Cup group stages via Fair Play rankings despite a 0-1 defeat to Poland in which Akira Nishino bizarrely made six changes to an unbeaten side.
Samara | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:54 AM IST
A point against Poland will send Japan into the FIFA World Cup knockouts but Makoto Hasebe does not plan on settling for a draw.
Reuters, Yekaterinburg | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Japan and Senegal both won their opening FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H matches and will be eager to continue the winning momentum when they meet on Sunday.
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 10:32 AM IST
Japan came from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 while Robert Lewandowski scored a brace for Poland as they hammered Lithuania 4-0 in warm-up games ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sayan Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Japan will be hoping to assert their dominance on the world stage after having made their mark in Asia.
Reuters, Tokyo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:16 PM IST
Kento Misao, Yosuke Ideguchi and Takuma Asano were dropped as Akira Nishino named his final 23-member Japan squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting June 14.
Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Russia slipped to a 1-0 defeat vs Austria whilst Japan, who played the first game under new coach Akira Nishino, lost 2-0 at home to Ghana.
Omnisport | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Goals from Thomas Partey and Emmanuel Boateng saw Ghana beat World Cup qualifiers Japan 2-0 in Yokohama on Wednesday.
Agence France-Presse, Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:57 PM IST
Talismanic Japan forward Keisuke Honda and playmaker Shinji Kagawa were included by Akira Nishino among a group of 27 players for a friendly against Ghana ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup