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31 January 2016
Takuma Asano’s brace ensured Japan will travel to the Olympic Games as Asian champions as he inspired his team to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over South Korea in Saturday's AFC U23 Championship final.
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29 January 2016
South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong knows some of the shine of qualifying for the Olympic Games will be lost if his side are incapable of defeating great rivals Japan in the final of the AFC Under-23 Championship in Doha on Saturday.
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27 January 2016
Japan and South Korea will contest the final of the AFC U23 Championship on Saturday after both picked up semi-final wins over Iraq and Qatar respectively.
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25 January 2016
Makoto Teguramori will be hoping it’s third time lucky for his Japan side against Iraq on Tuesday evening when the teams go head-to-head in the semi-finals of the AFC Under-23 Championship.
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24 January 2016
Asian football superpowers Japan and South Korea remain on track to meet in the final of the AFC Under-23 Championship, and book berths at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, after seeing off Iran and Jordan respectively in the quarter-finals in Qatar.
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22 January 2016
Japan coach Makoto Teguramori is hoping it will be third time lucky for his team in the quarter-finals of the AFC U23 Championship as his side prepare to take on Iran for a place in the semi-finals.
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17 January 2016
Thailand crashed to a 4-0 defeat as Japan secured top spot in Group B of the AFC Under-23 Championship, leaving Kiatisuk Senamuang’s side needing to win its final match against North Korea to have any hope of keeping its Olympic Games dream alive.
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11 January 2016
United States midfielder Carli Lloyd was rewarded for a stunning 2015 by being named Women's World Player of the Year.
11 January 2016
In the success of precocious 20-year-old Luong Xuan Trong embarking on his new K-League adventure could lie the key to Korea and Japan becoming the intermediate step for Southeast Asia's top talent, writes John Duerden.
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29 December 2015
Dundee United have had to wait to get their hands on Eiji Kawashima, but the Japan goalkeeper is finally set to join them.

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