Socceroos vs Japan: Biggest test presents colossal opportunity

Despite emerging victorious in 11 consecutive World Cup Qualifiers, a Socceroos victory against Japan on Tuesday night would be sweeter than any in recent memory. Historically, this clash was the ultimate test of quality in Asia – an even battle…

Cklamovski flying in Japan with promotion in sights

As Peter Cklamovski took time out to re-evaluate and reassess after his short and bruising experience in charge of Shimizu S-Pulse, which ended barely half a season into what he saw as a multi-year project, he was still a coach…

Matildas fall to Japan in final warmup game

Australia lost 1-0 to Japan as they completed preparations for the Olympic football tournament.

“We need these tough games” – Gustavsson welcomes Japan challenge

Australia meet an in-form Japan as they finalise Olympic preparations. It is the latest in a string of tough tests that Tony Gustavsson believes they need.