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Clinical Japan stun Iran to reach another Asian Cup final

Clinical Japan stun Iran to reach another Asian Cup final

Carlos Queiroz immediately ended his eight-year stint in charge of Iran after Asia's highest-ranked team was knocked out in the semi-finals.

  • by Nick Mulvenney

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Japan happy to keep winning ugly in Asian Cup semi-finals
Japan

Japan happy to keep winning ugly in Asian Cup semi-finals

The Samurai Blue have been scraping through their matches and next face the competition's form team Iran in the final four.

  • by Nick Mulvenney
Japan, UAE join Australia in Asian Cup quarter-finals
Japan

Japan, UAE join Australia in Asian Cup quarter-finals

Four-time winners Japan and hosts UAE are both through to the final eight following Asian Cup wins overnight.

Socceroos to play Uzbekistan in round of 16
Socceroos

Socceroos to play Uzbekistan in round of 16

Australia will face Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup round of 16 after Japan defeated the Uzbeks in Al Ain on Thursday.

  • by Ed Jackson
Japan progress, Qatar's Ali equals record in North Korea thrashing
Japan

Japan progress, Qatar's Ali equals record in North Korea thrashing

Qatar easily cast aside North Korea while Japan needed a penalty to secure a fortuitous victory over Oman at the Asian Cup.

Matildas get revenge over Japan, but fail to win Tournament of Nations
Japan

Matildas get revenge over Japan, but fail to win Tournament of Nations

The Matildas got some revenge for their Asian Cup loss to Japan, but fell short of lifting the trophy after America beat Brazil.

  • by Vince Rugari
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Foreign Correspondence: World Cup clean sweep – the Japanese way
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Foreign Correspondence: World Cup clean sweep – the Japanese way

Samurai Blue fans reveal their nation's tidy traits and bring things to a neat ending.

  • by Amelia Lester
FIFA World Cup: Asia makes an impact but little progress
Socceroos

FIFA World Cup: Asia makes an impact but little progress

Asia's representatives are once again heading home before the business end of the World Cup gets going.

  • by Nick Mulvenney
Honda calls time on international career
Japan

Honda calls time on international career

Keisuke Honda announced his retirement from international football following Japan's elimination from the World Cup.

  • by Michael Church
Belgium fight back from two down to beat Japan
Belgium

Belgium fight back from two down to beat Japan

Belgium rallied to beat Japan 3-2 with an added-time goal from substitute Nacer Chadli.

  • by Julien Pretot
Japan's fresher legs give them a chance: coach
Japan

Japan's fresher legs give them a chance: coach

Japan coach Akira Nishino hopes his gamble of resting players in their previous game against Poland will bear fruit on Monday.

  • by Richard Martin