Tag: Japan National Soccer Team

Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism

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WAKAYAMA, Japan — Germany‚Äôs Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to...

Brazil great Zico celebrates Tokyo torch relay, blasts Rio’s

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil soccer great Zico blasted organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday after carrying the torch for the...

The U.S. women are favorites in Tokyo after upset in Brazil

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Germany won its first gold medal with a 2-1 victory over Sweden. It was quite a swan song for Germany coach...

Veteran Alves but no Neymar as Brazil eyes soccer gold again

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Brazil winning gold lifted the footballing mood of the nation two years after a humiliating, 7-1 loss to Germany at the...

Asian qualifying: Japan, Australia in Group B for last round

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Japan and Australia have been grouped together along with Saudi Arabia, China, Oman and Vietnam in the final round of...

Washington Spirit’s Yokoyama comes out as transgender

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Kumi Yokoyama, a forward for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League, has come out as a transgender man. ...

Onaiwu hat trick extends Japan perfect record in 2022 qualis

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SEOUL, South Korea — A hat trick in six minutes by Ado Onaiwu highlighted Japan's 5-1 victory over Kyrgyzstan in Asian qualifying for the...

Kyrgyzstan plays with defender in goal in qualifying match

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SEOUL — Kyrgyzstan was forced to play a World Cup qualifying match with a defender in goal on Monday because all three of the...

Japan routs Myanmar 10-0 to advance to 3rd round

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CHIBA, Japan — Yuya Osako scored five goals as Japan routed Myanmar 10-0 to become the first Asian team to secure a place in...

Shorthanded Myanmar in Japan for World Cup soccer qualifiers

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Missing up to 10 players who are boycotting the World Cup qualifier against Japan on Friday has ratcheted up the degree of difficulty for...