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1 June 2016
Japan take on Bulgaria in Kirin Cup Soccer, with Bosnia-Herzegovina taking on Denmark in the other semi-final.
29 April 2016
Commencing his career with J-League club Shimizu S-Pulse as a teenager, Shinji Okazaki made two stops in the Bundesliga before arriving in Leicester City, just in time for their unlikely title charge. Today, he stands atop FourFourTwo's Asia 50 as the globe's pre-eminent Asian player and he joined us for a chat...
29 April 2016
Shinji Kagawa is revered as a superstar in his homeland of Japan and throughout Asia. But he doesn't always receive acclaim from the critics. So as part of this year's Asia 50 series, we asked two of our senior correspondents for their view... 
28 April 2016
Nick Ames reveals the clashes around the globe that are guaranteed to produce a fiery spectacle...
26 April 2016
It's time for the next 10 players in our countdown as we work our way towards No.1. In this section, we discover a Japanese veteran ageing with aplomb, an ambitious War Elephant and a host of European-based talents...
25 April 2016
Here it is, FourFourTwo’s second annual Asia 50, a comprehensive list of the greatest Asian footballers currently performing on some of the biggest stages around the globe.
24 April 2016
Videogame developer EA Sports is currently putting the finishing touches to its team list for FIFA 17. Who’ll be added to the 650-strong sides included last year? Ben Wilson runs down the essential new (or returning) inclusions…
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13 April 2016
Shinji Okazaki is keen to make 'a big step' with Leicester City and fulfil his long-held Champions League ambitions next season.
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12 April 2016
Australian coach Ange Postecoglou is not about to underestimate Thailand after the two nations were drawn together in Group B in the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.
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29 March 2016
Japan are through to the third round of AFC World Cup qualifying as Group E winners following a 5-0 win over Syria, who also progressed.

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