Veteran Japanese striker, Yoshito Okubo, scored two goals in making a record 161 career goals.
The goals came in a 4-2 win over FC Tokyo by first-place Kawasaki Frontale. The goals helped the striker rewrite the J-League record books.
The 33-year-old Okubo has now scored five goals in seven games, and has caught the attention of Japan national team coach Vahid Halilhodzic. The forward even with his age and injury worries wants to return to the Japanese national team squad.
Images of U-17 Japan National team are all over the media as the team celebrates their win over the Higashi Fukuoka High School. The game was won on a score of 1-0. It was International Youth Soccer Tournament offering the SANIX Cup.
GianluigiDonnarumma is a 16 year old shot-stopper who has already made a name for himself in the world of football as the youngster has turned into a consistent starter for the Italian club Ac.Milan.
Arsenal are reportedly thought to be considering the prospect of signing former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is currently playing with Bayer Leverkusen in German football.
One of the most expensive Manchester City signings, Raheem Sterling, claims that he has no grudges about leaving Liverpool in the way that he did.
In order to secure his dream move to City, Sterling incur the wrath of several Liverpool fans by threatening to go on strike. This left the club with little option but to sell the player. They received a handsome fee of £ 49 million for the England international who had joined the club as a trainee. Brendan Rodgers regarded Sterling as the future of Liverpool, but those dreams evaporated rather quickly.
Japanese coach Vahid Halilhodzic says that he is still surprised by the fact that his team were unable to beat Singapore in a recent World Cup 2018 qualifying match.
Japan were expected to steamroll their opponents, who were 102 places behind them in the FIFA rankings. As expected, they created a plethora of chances during the 90 minutes. A whopping 18 shots on target coupled with 14 corners said a lot of the match in general, but they were unable to find even a single goal past goalkeeper Mohamad Izwan bin Mahbud. It was probably one of those games when the goalkeeper looked invincible.
Vahid Halilhodzic is the new manager of the Japanese national football team as the Bosnian manager has been officially selected and announced to be the man that replaces Javier Aguirre after it was discovered that Aguirre was involved with match fixing scandals.
The Japanese Football Association did not want to have any kind of relationship with Aguirre due to these negative news that were beginning to emerge and they did not hesitate in sacking Javier Aguirre from his managerial position in the Japanese squad.
Japanese football Federation has confirmed that manager Javier Aguirre is set to continue amidst match fixing allegations and an early exit from the Asian cup.
Japan came into the tournament as the defending champions, but they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage after a loss on penalties to United Arab Emirates. Even though the team had managed to win all of the group matches, Japan could not find a way past UAE.
Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as the manager of the Greece national football team.
The decision was taken by the higher authorities of Greece Federation yesterday after the team lost a home game against Faroe Islands.
There hasn’t been any official announcement made. It would be made in a few days’ time probably when Ranieri and the Federation agree over the compensation amount.
The Federation, in the meanwhile, has made it clear that in the upcoming game against Serbia, the manager’s duty will be discharged by Kostas Tsanas.
Ever since the Mexican manager Javier Aguirre was selected as the next manager of the Japanese national football team on July 24, the Japanese team has a played a number of international friendly encounters. Japan lost to Uruguay earlier in September but managed to overcome Jamaica one month later.
The latest friendly match of Japan has seen the Japanese side locking horns with Brazil and losing 4-0. Before the game had started Javier Aguirre said that this match was going to be a good preparation match for his squad and their upcoming international fixtures.