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Pic Special: Matildas v Japan ToN

Pic Special: Matildas v Japan ToN

The Matildas finished their final match of the Tournament of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Japan. 3 Aug 2018
Three things we learnt: Matildas vs Japan

Three things we learnt: Matildas vs Japan

The Matildas beat Japan 2-0 in their final Tournament of Nations clash...but it wasn't quite enough to retain the trophy, with the USA grabbing the silverware thanks to a thumping 4-1 win over Brazil. But what did we learn from the Australian performance? 3 Aug 2018
Melbourne Victory close to Honda deal - reports

Melbourne Victory close to Honda deal - reports

Japanese legend Keisuke Honda is on the verge of signing with A-League outfit Melbourne Victory, according to reports. 19 Jul 2018
10 things you've probably already forgotten about the 2018 World Cup

10 things you've probably already forgotten about the 2018 World Cup

It's over for another four years yet while we'll all remember France winning and Southgate roaring all of this seems a lifetime ago already. 18 Jul 2018
18 incredible stats you might have missed from the 2018 World Cup

18 incredible stats you might have missed from the 2018 World Cup

Which two European clubs have both had a player in every World Cup final since 1982? And which players emulated Pele and Diego Maradona? Mark White answers these questions and many more... 17 Jul 2018
Quiz! Can you name the top 25 attacking players from the 2018 World Cup?

Quiz! Can you name the top 25 attacking players from the 2018 World Cup?

Goals and assists combined, each of these players contributed directly to three or more goals in Russia this summer. Time to name them... 16 Jul 2018
Quiz! Can you name the 55 highest-scoring Fantasy Football players for the 2018 World Cup?

Quiz! Can you name the 55 highest-scoring Fantasy Football players for the 2018 World Cup?

It's the top scorers for the Telegraph's Fantasy Football World Cup, as we reach the semi-final stage. Do you know the players who've done the business in Russia? 10 Jul 2018
Leckie named a 'breakout star' of the World Cup

Leckie named a 'breakout star' of the World Cup

US broadcaster ESPN has included Socceroo Matt Leckie among their "breakout stars" of the 2018 World Cup. 9 Jul 2018
Japanese FA won't ask Nishino to stay

Japanese FA won't ask Nishino to stay

Japan head coach Akira Nishino is set to leave the national team at the end of July after his contract expires, according to the president of the national FA. 5 Jul 2018
Australian midfielder exits J.League club

Australian midfielder exits J.League club

Former World Cup Socceroo Ben Halloran is on the lookout for a new club after he was released from his contract with Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki. 5 Jul 2018
De Bruyne, Courtois Train With Belgium Following Japan Win at World Cup

De Bruyne, Courtois Train With Belgium Following Japan Win at World Cup

DEDOVSK, July 4 (Sputnik) - Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne was one of the few players, who played in Belgium's 3-2 comeback win over Japan, to take part in the team's first training session since the round of 16 match, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday. 5 Jul 2018
Japan cleaned up at 'every one' of their games

Japan cleaned up at 'every one' of their games

Japan's players cleaned up their changing rooms after each of their World Cup matches, according to one of the tournament's organising committee members. 4 Jul 2018
Japan captain Hasebe retires from international football

Japan captain Hasebe retires from international football

Japan midfielder and captain Makoto Hasebe announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday, following his team round of 16 exit from the World Cup. 4 Jul 2018
Japan leave dressing room spotless after agonising World Cup defeat to Belgium

Japan leave dressing room spotless after agonising World Cup defeat to Belgium

Japan had every right to be frustrated after their last-gasp loss, but both players and fans acted impeccably post-match. 3 Jul 2018
Japan owe World Cup success to coach Nishino - Football Association

Japan owe World Cup success to coach Nishino - Football Association

President of Japanese Football Association Kohzo Tashima said the team's head coach Akira Nishino helped Japan do so well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. 3 Jul 2018
Belgium will learn from Japan drama, says De Bruyne

Belgium will learn from Japan drama, says De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne said on Monday that Belgium would thoroughly analyse their game against Japan and would learn their lessons in preparations for their quarter-final encounter with Brazil. 3 Jul 2018