Japan News and Features
Xavier Hernández Creus Xavi correctly predicted that Qatar would win the Asian Cup to the delight of coach and compatriot Felix Sanchez.
Qatar were crowned Asian Cup champions for the first time after defeating Japan 3-1 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium on Friday.
Qatar forward Almoez Ali seized a piece of Asian Cup history with a magnificent overhead kick in Friday's final.
Carlos Queiróz After seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Japan in Monday's Asian Cup semi-final, Iran coach Carlos Queiroz announced his departure.
Yuya Osako Japan are into the 2019 Asian Cup final thanks to a 3-0 win over Iran, though there was more than a hint of controversy about their victory.
Sardar Azmoun Iran and Japan welcome key players back from suspension as they prepare to face off in the Asian Cup semi-final on Monday.
Holders Chile will face guests Japan in the group stage of the 2019 Copa America, with Brazil and Argentina in Group A and B respectively.
Ritsu Doan scored the only goal of the game as Japan edged out a spirited Vietnam 1-0 to reach the Asian Cup semi-finals.
Yuya Osako Surprise package Vietnam lie in wait for a Japan side who are yet to hit top gear at the 2019 Asian Cup.
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