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

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
Japan

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
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Confident Belgium wary of threat from Japan
Belgium

Confident Belgium wary of threat from Japan

Belgium confident against Japan but wary that relying on individual talent against well-organised but less fancied teams has cost them dear in the past.

Japan milk 'fair play' system in World Cup first
Group H

Japan milk 'fair play' system in World Cup first

The booing from the Volgograd terraces became increasingly vociferous as Japan hogged the ball at the back while the clock kept ticking.

  • by Ian Ransom
Japan survive despite loss to Poland
Group H

Japan survive despite loss to Poland

Japan advanced into the knockout phase of the World Cup on Thursday despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

  • by Alexandra Ulmer and William Schomberg
Attacking Japan in Pole position to progress
Group H

Attacking Japan in Pole position to progress

A revived Japan go into Thursday's decisive Group H match against an already-eliminated Poland knowing a draw would be enough.

  • by Jack Tarrant
Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller
Group H

Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller

Japan twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Senegal in their World Cup Group H encounter on Sunday.