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15 August 2017
Australia boss Ange Postecoglou announced his initial 30-man squad for upcoming AFC World Cup qualifiers, welcoming back Mile Jedinak.
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13 June 2017
Japan's final two World Cup qualifying games against Australia and Saudi Arabia will be crucial after they let slip a 1-0 lead away to Iraq.
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7 June 2017
Shinji Kagawa hurt his shoulder in Japan's draw with Syria and could miss next week's World Cup qualifying match against Iraq.
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28 March 2017
Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Kubo and Maya Yoshida were all on target as Japan routed Thailand 4-0 in the AFC World Cup qualifiers.
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23 March 2017
Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno struck for Japan as they moved back into automatic contention for World Cup qualification by beating UAE.
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Kazuyoshi Miura
7 March 2017
The evergreen Miura has broken Sir Stanley Matthews' status as the oldest player to feature in a professional, FIFA-recognised match.
Jack Rodwell winless run
16 January 2017
Jack Rodwell started 39 Premier League matches - 37 for Sunderland - without tasting victory until the Black Cats' 4-0 win at Crystal Palace. Tom Carter and Tom Phillips hunted down a clutch of other oddities...
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15 November 2016
Hiroshi Kiyotake and Genki Haraguchi struck to keep Japan's World Cup hopes very much intact with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia.
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11 November 2016
Yuya Osako scored twice as Japan hit top gear against Oman in Kashima, running out 4-0 winners.
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11 October 2016
Japan held firm to take a creditable 1-1 draw away from Australia in the race for World Cup 2018 qualification.

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