2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
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19dReuters

Dortmund's Kagawa joins Besiktas on loan

A Bundesliga winner with Dortmund in 2011 and 2012, the 29-year-old Japan international was originally signed for €350,000 from Cerezo Osaka.

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20dJohn Duerden

Japan don't miss Shinji Kagawa at all

The last time Japan became AFC champions, Shinji Kagawa was the toast of Asia. Now, the 29-year-old will be watching the Asian Cup final from home.

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22dReuters

Japan ease past Iran into Asian Cup final

Yuya Osako scored twice in 11 second-half minutes to help four-times champions Japan beat Iran and reach the Asian Cup final.

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34dAAP

Japan unfazed by potential Socceroos clash

Japan are out to win their group in the Asian Cup, but not due to any fear of meeting defending champions Australia in the knockout stage.

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70dReuters

Japan omit Kagawa, Okazaki from Asian Cup squad

Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa were omitted from Japan's 23-man squad for the 2019 Asian Cup.

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126dReuters

Japan stroll in final Asian Cup warm-up game

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu remains undefeated after five games in charge following a 4-0 rout of Kyrgyzstan in Toyota City on Tuesday.

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130dReuters

Japan coast to easy win over Panama

Hajime Moriyasu continued his winning start to life as Japan coach as the four-times Asian champions beat Panama 3-0 in a friendly on Friday.

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154dJohn Duerden

Honda calls for coaching license overhaul

Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.

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167dESPN

Japan vs. Chile cancelled after earthquake

Chile's national team has posted a message on social media reassuring fans back home that everyone is safe following the 6.7 earthquake in Sapporo.

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198dAAP

Melbourne Victory sign Japan striker Honda

The 32-year-old, who is expected to arrive in Melbourne next week, shapes as the new focal point in a retooled attack for the defending champions.

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201dJohn Duerden, Asia correspondent

Honda eyes Melbourne move, Olympics place

Honda, 32, announced his retirement from the national team last month after playing at his third World Cup and helping Japan reach the second round.

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201dESPN

Newcastle sign Muto, but Benitez 'concerned'

Newcastle United have signed Japan forward Yoshinori Muto from Mainz on a four-year contract, the Premier League side announced on Thursday.

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207dReuters

Newcastle to sign Japan star Muto from Mainz

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto is set to join Newcastle United from Mainz after the clubs struck a deal and the player agreed terms and had a medical.

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214dJohn Duerden, Asia correspondent

Wenger not in contention for Japan role

Wenger spent time in Japan before moving to Arsenal in 1996, but the national body is looking to hire a domestic manager.

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226dJohn Duerden

AFC teams exit Russia, look to January's Asian Cup

John Duerden takes a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.