AUSTRALIA FORCE JAPAN TO 1-1 DRAW

A goal from Mile Jerdinak ensured that Japan did not leave with the required three points in a World Cup qualifying match.

Jerdinak scored a penalty to salvage a point for the Socceroos and keep the hopes of making Russia 2018 alive.

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JAPAN U-16 PREPARE FOR NEXT STAGE

Japan u-16 national team prepare for last group stage game of AFC U-16 championship hosted by India.

The U-16 Japan National Team, which has built positive momentum with two consecutive wins following their victory in the second group stage match against U-16 Kyrgyzstan, held only one training session in the morning the following day after the game.

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Asano wants success with Japan

Japanese striker Takuma Asano has stated that he wants success with the Japanese team in the World Cup.

He said that he has made it a personal objective to be a key player in the 2022 World Cup. He believes that Japan will have a good team in 2022, and they could at least reach the semi-final.

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JAPAN FIGHTING FOR QUARTERFINAL SPOT AT THE OLYMPICS

The Japanese team currently in Brazil for the Olympics hope to continue to the quarter finals when they play Sweden in the final round of games in group B.

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RICHIE GRAY JOINS UP WITH THE SCOTLAND SQUAD AHEAD OF JAPAN TOUR

Richie Gray is reported to have joined up with the rest of the Scotland squad already in Japan ahead of the planned tour. He is even set to feature in the opening on Saturday.

The 26-year old is expected in the training session to be held on Tuesday, with the final team announced on Thursday.

Gray who is one of only three specialist locks in Scotland's 27-man squad, along with brother Jonny and Tim Swinson. The American football star player would have to be declared fit by the team’s coach. The assistant coach, Matt Taylor said:

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OMAN TO PLAY FRIENDLY MATCHES WITH NORTHERN IRELAND AND JAPAN

The men’s national football team of Oman exited the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, forcing the national coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro to design an elaborate plan to fire up the team which will be free till early next year.

Lopez Caro announced that the team will have a series of domestic and international camps including couple of high-profile international friendly matches so far confirmed in August and November to keep the team in shape.

OKUBO WANTS JAPAN'S NATIONAL TEAM ACTION

Veteran Japanese striker, Yoshito Okubo, scored two goals in making a record 161 career goals.

The goals came in a 4-2 win over FC Tokyo by first-place Kawasaki Frontale. The goals helped the striker rewrite the J-League record books.

The 33-year-old Okubo has now scored five goals in seven games, and has caught the attention of Japan national team coach Vahid Halilhodzic. The forward even with his age and injury worries wants to return to the Japanese national team squad.

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Japan National Team U 17 Celebrates SANIX Cup Win

Images of U-17 Japan National team are all over the media as the team celebrates their win over the Higashi Fukuoka High School. The game was won on a score of 1-0. It was International Youth Soccer Tournament offering the SANIX Cup.

GianluigiDonnarumma is getting worldwide praise

GianluigiDonnarumma is a 16 year old shot-stopper who has already made a name for himself in the world of football as the youngster has turned into a consistent starter for the Italian club Ac.Milan.

Arsenal are reportedly thought to be considering the prospect of signing Javier Hernandez

Arsenal are reportedly thought to be considering the prospect of signing former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently playing with Bayer Leverkusen in German football.