Belgium fight back from two down to beat Japan

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarterfinals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they beat spirited Japan 3-2 on Monday to set up a mouthwatering clash with five-time champions Brazil. The…

Japan slip through to last 16 despite Poland loss

Japan became the only Asian side to progress to the World Cup’s last 16 on Thursday, slipping through despite losing 1-0 against already-eliminated Poland thanks to their lower tally of yellow cards, which meant Senegal went out. The ‘Samurai Blue’…

Senegal, Japan play out thrilling 2-2 draw

Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter on Sunday. Veteran Honda, 32, who became the first…

VIDEO: Senegal fans clean up stadium after Poland win

Senegal fans stayed behind at the stadium to pick up litter while celebrating their World Cup victory over Poland Tuesday afternoon. After constant singing and dancing in the stands to ginger the Teranga Lions to an impressive 2-1 win at…

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in another World Cup upset

Japan defeated 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup. Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute…

Japan 0-2 Ghana: Black Stars outshine Samurai Blue

Ghana handed Japan a 2-0 defeat at the Nissan Stadium, Yokohama on Wednesday, in the first of three scheduled friendlies ahead of their sixth Fifa World Cup outing. The Black Stars took an eighth minute lead through skipper of the…

Friendly: Kwasi Appiah names Ghana XI vs Japan

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah has named his starting line up to face Japan in a 2018 World Cup warm-up on Wednesday. The Black Stars boss handed Emmanuel Boateng his first start for the national team with several players maintaining their…

Andres Iniesta: Barca legend joins Japanese side Vissel Kobe

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has signed for Vissel Kobe, the Japanese club have announced. Vissel Kobe announced the news at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday where Iniesta appeared along with Kobe’s billionaire owner Hiroshi Mikitani. Mikitani said: “I…

PHOTOS: Black Stars begin preps for Japan, Iceland games with six players

Six out 21 called-up players were involved as the Ghana senior men’s team, the Black Stars kicked off preparations towards their international friendlies against Japan and Iceland on Tuesday. The session, held at the Legon Presec Park, had five outfield…

Kwasi Appiah invites 21 for Japan, Iceland friendlies

Coach Kwasi Appiah has named his squad for the Black Stars’ upcoming international friendly matches against Japan and Iceland. The Samurai Blue will first host the Stars at the Nissan Stadium on May 30 before the team heads to Europe…

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