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'They smash you': Aussie prodigy's brutal J-League regime

'They smash you': Aussie prodigy's brutal J-League regime

Swapping the relative safety zone of the A-League for a brutal three-session-a-day pre-season at J-League outfit Cerezo Osaka has taken Olyroo striker Pierce Waring’s fitness and power to a new level. 12 Mar 2019
Fan-favourite Langerak continues startling form

Fan-favourite Langerak continues startling form

There was a time - albeit briefly - when Mat Ryan and Mitch Langerak were battling it out wholeheartedly for Australia's goalkeeping successor. 3 Mar 2019
Wallaroos two additional Tests in 2019

Wallaroos two additional Tests in 2019

The Wallaroos are set to add two additional Test matches to their 2019 schedule. 1 Mar 2019
Impressive Qatar beat Japan to win Asian Cup

Impressive Qatar beat Japan to win Asian Cup

Qatar won the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in their history after defeating Japan 3-1 in front of 36,776 people at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. 2 Feb 2019
Japan sweep past Iran into Asian Cup final

Japan sweep past Iran into Asian Cup final

Japan booked their place in the AFC Asian Cup final as three second half goals saw them produce an emphatic 3-0 win over tournament favourites Iran at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. 29 Jan 2019
Iran smash past China into semis

Iran smash past China into semis

Iran will face Japan in the first of the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals after they overcame China 3-0 at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in front of a crowd of 19,578. 25 Jan 2019
Kinga's Aussie adventure

Kinga's Aussie adventure

Japanese defender Yukari Kinga has been there and done it all – but has declared Melbourne City to be the best environment she’s worked in. 18 Jan 2019
Australia to face Uzbekistan

Australia to face Uzbekistan

Australia will play Uzbekistan in the round of 16 of the AFC Asian Up after Japan came from behind to beat the White Wolves 2-1 at Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. 18 Jan 2019
Almost-shocker! Japan scrapes past Turkmenistan

Almost-shocker! Japan scrapes past Turkmenistan

The opening match of Group F saw Japan defeat Turkmenistan 3-2 in front of, officially, 5,725 people at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi. 10 Jan 2019
RWC19: Get a taste for Japan

RWC19: Get a taste for Japan

Experiencing the flavours of Kyushu will be an essential part of every fan’s trip to the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup. 4 Dec 2018
The secrets in store at Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup

The secrets in store at Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup

Japan is hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup from next September – but what does the country have in store for visiting fans? 15 Nov 2018
Arnold: Asian Cup Failure is not an Option

Arnold: Asian Cup Failure is not an Option

Heading in to January’s Asian Cup, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold expects Australia to defend and retain their 2015 title. 8 Nov 2018
Hayley Padget scores on winning debut

Hayley Padget scores on winning debut

Victorian Hayley Padget scored on her international debut as the Hockeyroos recorded a winning start to their Four Nations Tournament with a 2-0 victory over hosts Japan in Ibaraki. 13 Sep 2018
What Honda will bring to the league...

What Honda will bring to the league...

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri says Keisuke Honda will bring the offensive flair the A-League lacks. 17 Aug 2018
Hockeyroos Turn Focus To Olympics With Japan Four Nations

Hockeyroos Turn Focus To Olympics With Japan Four Nations

The Hockeyroos will compete in the Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament in Japan next month. 15 Aug 2018
Honda: I almost retired

Honda: I almost retired

New Melbourne Victory marquee signing Keisuke Honda admits he was contemplating quitting football after the World Cup until a meeting with his new coach Kevin Muscat. 15 Aug 2018
Melbourne Victory marquee Keisuke Honda takes charge of Cambodia

Melbourne Victory marquee Keisuke Honda takes charge of Cambodia

Japan and Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda has been appointed as Cambodia national football team’s general manager. 13 Aug 2018
Keisuke Honda: Why I signed for Melbourne Victory

Keisuke Honda: Why I signed for Melbourne Victory

New A-League superstar Keisuke Honda says he cannot wait to get started at Melbourne Victory and admitted he never thought he would play in Australia. 6 Aug 2018
Keisuke Honda's set to sign for Melbourne Victory tomorrow...

Keisuke Honda's set to sign for Melbourne Victory tomorrow...

Japan star Keisuke Honda is set to be unveiled by Melbourne Victory as the biggest marquee star in the club's history tomorrow morning. 5 Aug 2018
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