J-League v Chinese Super League in Asian Champions League

April 6, 2015

This week in the Asian Champions League it’s Japan versus China. On Tuesday April 7th, it’s Kashima Antlers vs Guangzhou Evergrande. On Wednesday April 8th, it’s Urawa Reds vs Beijing Guoan and Shandong Luneng vs Kashiwa Reysol. Never has the Chinese Super League had […]

ABDULRAHMANN NOT THE ONLY THREAT TO SAMURAIS

January 23, 2015

At yesterday’s pre match press conference for Japan versus United Arab Emirates, Samurai Blue manager Javier Aguirre made it clear that his team will be wary of more than just shining light Omar Abdulrahman. Aguirre’s […]

Match Report: JAPAN v PALESTINE

January 12, 2015

A large contingent of flag waving Palestinian fans blew into Newcastle for the country’s first ever Asian Cup fixture. Facing the continental champions Japan, the odds were stacked against them, though the weather conditions certainly […]

SAMURAIS IN HIGH SPIRITS

January 12, 2015

On Saturday morning Japan conducted a light training session at Newcastle’s No. 2 Sportsground. The team was greeted by muggy conditions, but the humidity had no affect on the spirits of the players. As the […]

SAMURAIS IN CESSNOCK

January 4, 2015

Japan’s soccer samurais have arrived in Australia and are wasting no time getting in some match practise. Today Japan will play one of two friendly fixtures in preparation for the Asian Cup. The unlikely location […]

Match Report: JAPAN V AUCKLAND CITY

January 4, 2015

Though Auckland City had turned heads in the Club World Cup, they were clearly our of their depth against the Japanese national team. In a first half where Auckland couldn’t get the ball into the […]

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