Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th 1

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th

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Having had my last accumulator rudely scuppered by a rather dull 0-0 draw between the Ivory Coast and Portugal, the World Cup duly decided to rub it in by allowing the Swiss to beat the favourites Spain and simultaneously splash a further helping of egg on my face. Despite this, I have come back for […]

Photo Special - Japan 1 - 2 England 0

Photo Special – Japan 1 – 2 England

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England limped to a 2-1 victory over Japan today as they continued their preparations for the World Cup finals in South Africa. Fabio Capello’s men failed to sparkle throughout and had to come from a goal behind after Tulio Tanaka gave the Japanese the lead after just seven minutes. It was a lethargic performance from […]

World Cup Scouting: Japan / North Korea 1

World Cup Scouting: Japan / North Korea

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One of three Asian sides competing at the 2010 World Cup, Japan make their fourth appearance in South Africa. In the heart of the Japanese midfield could be Keisuke Honda, a midfielder who is gradually making his mark in Europe. After transferring from Nagoya Grampus to Dutch side VVV Venlo in January 2008, the 23-year-old […]

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup 9

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup

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With an astonishing 89 days before South Africa and Mexico kick-off the 19th World Cup in Johannesburg on June 11th, BPF hand pick fifty players everyone will have to keep an eye out for in a four-part series. From some of the world’s top players, to some emerging talent, to some national favourites, these fifty […]

Photo Special: China 3 - 0 South Korea 1

Photo Special: China 3 – 0 South Korea

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China has ended a 32 year winless streak against South Korea by beating the 2002 World Cup semi finalists 3-0 today in East Asian Men’s Soccer Championship. The Championship features four teams – China, South Korea, Hong Kong and hosts Japan, and each team plays each other once in a league format. The South Koreans, […]

Endo picks up top Asian gong 0

Endo picks up top Asian gong

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Japanese midfielder Yasuhito Endo has picked up the AFC Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. The Gamba Osaka star overcame international compatriot Kengo Nakamura, Bahrain’s Sayed Mohamed Adnan, Iran’s Hadi Aghily, and Syria captain Firas Al Khatib to scoop the award. “It was my goal to win […]