FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER: JAPAN v SAUDI ARABIA

November 15, 2016

Tonight Japan hosts Saudi Arabia in a clash that could consign the hosts to merely battling it out for the 3rd placed World Cup Play-off position. At current Saudi Arabia top Group B with 10 points while […]

WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION: THE FINAL PHASE

April 12, 2016

There was some familiarity about the draw of the AFC’s final phase of World Cup Qualification. Regional heavyweights Iran and Korea Republic (Sth Korea) have been drawn together in Group A, and Australia and Japan […]

AUSSIES TO TAKE POINTS OFF HOLLAND

June 18, 2014

They’re the team everyone’s talking about. In their World Cup opener Holland thrashed 2010 champions Spain 5-1. Wow! Now the Dutch move onto soccer’s downtrodden, mistreated and inglorious – Australia. The stereotyped ruffians, and technically […]

HARRY’S HOPES FOR BRAZIL GET A BOOST

February 1, 2014

He’s Australia’s most celebrated soccer player, and though many wouldn’t have believed it in 2001 it looks as though Harry Kewell will play in three World Cups. With Robbie Kruse’s heart breaking ACL tear virtually […]

KOREA REPUBLIC WITH DREAM DRAW FOR BRAZIL 2014

December 16, 2013

Of Asia’s participants in Brazil 2014 Korea Republic are the most fortunate. The Taeguk Warriors have been drawn in what I label the ‘Group of Fluff’, while Japan have also been rather fortunate in contrast […]

NICHOLS AND SAITO SET FOR BRAZIL 2014

July 28, 2013

So Japan’s Blue Samurai defeated the Socceroos 3-2 in an almost empty Hwaseong Stadium, in South Korea. It was the second match of the East Asian Cup for both sides, with both coming off first […]

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