Paramatildas too strong for Japan in second group game

The Paramatildas have now won back-to-back games at the IFCPF Women’s World Cup, defeating Japan 4-0 on Friday evening (AEST). The Pararoos entered the game unchanged in personnel from their win over the Netherlands, with coach Kelly Stirton seeing no…

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Arnold’s helter-skelter approach illuminated the gulf between Australia and Asia’s elite

Australia’s hopes of automatically qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were thwarted by Hajime Moriyasu’s Japan outfit as they came away 2-0 victors in front of 41,852 people at Stadium Australia. A match that will be forensically analysed incessantly…

Australia vs Japan: Opposition Preview

After a rocky start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, Japan seem to have struck the right formula under Hajime Moriyasu as the side heads into Thursday night’s huge match against Australia on the back of five successive victories. Despite…

OPINION | In their biggest game in years, the Socceroos must not slip up

World Cup qualifying. Japan. Stadium Australia. It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Looking to claw their way back into the top two spots in Group B, the task remains pretty simple for the Socceroos – beat Japan on March…

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.