Japan

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Colombia assured their place in the last 16 thanks to wins over Cote d'Ivoire and Greece and their coach admits to being disappointed by the Japanese performances so far

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The Asian champions are expected to depart the World Cup at the group stage following two poor showings and their Italian coach has lamented his team's mentality

Monday, June 23, 2014

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Samurai Blue were expected to lead the Asian charge at the World Cup but after a defeat and a draw they are on the brink of going home early

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The coach has seen his side win convincingly twice and will look to head into the knockout stages with the confidence of three straight group victories

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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ADVERTORIAL: The J-League giants have launched official Facebook pages in three languages - English, Thai and Indonesian - ahead of their trip to Myanmar for a friendly

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Greece' 10 men battled to a point on Thursday but their head coach believes they could have stolen a win had their counterattacking been stronger

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The Samurai Blue were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man Greece on Thursday and their coach believes a lack of cutting edge in attack cost his side dearly

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Both sides remain in with a chance of progression from Group C as Alberto Zaccheroni's men fail to find a way through an exceptionally resolute 10-man Ethniki

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Alberto Zaccheroni's men played with a numerical advantage for most of the game following Kostas Katsouranis' dismissal but could failed to break the deadlock

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Following their defeat to Cote d'Ivoire in their opening game, the Manchester United playmaker is desperate for maximum points against Greece on Friday

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Both suffered defeat in their opening fixture but our tipster is backing the AC Milan midfielder to inspire Alberto Zaccheroni's side to victory over the out-of-sorts Greeks

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The former Hoffenheim boss was hugely impressed by the approach of his new squad as he led a practice session upon his arrival at their training camp

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The Italian has no doubt the AC Milan man will rise to the occasion and has stressed that Greece should not be underestimated

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Following defeats to Cote d'Ivoire and Colombia respectively, head coaches Alberto Zaccheroni and Fernando Santos know nothing but victory will suffice on Thursday

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The AC Milan playmaker believes his side were overawed by some of the star names in Cote d'Ivoire's line-up and says they must be far bolder in their next Group C clash

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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The Manchester United midfielder believes opening-game defeats for both sides mean their clash in Natal will see the sides attempt to take the game to one another

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The 45-year-old won the 2009 Uefa Under-17 Championship with Germany and will now head to the J-League for his next challenge

Sunday, June 15, 2014

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The Italian lamented the lack of intensity that his side showed after a positive start against Ivory Coast, suggesting they gave their opponents too much space