RICHIE GRAY JOINS UP WITH THE SCOTLAND SQUAD AHEAD OF JAPAN TOUR

Richie Gray is reported to have joined up with the rest of the Scotland squad already in Japan ahead of the planned tour. He is even set to feature in the opening on Saturday.

The 26-year old is expected in the training session to be held on Tuesday, with the final team announced on Thursday.

Gray who is one of only three specialist locks in Scotland's 27-man squad, along with brother Jonny and Tim Swinson. The American football star player would have to be declared fit by the team’s coach. The assistant coach, Matt Taylor said:

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OMAN TO PLAY FRIENDLY MATCHES WITH NORTHERN IRELAND AND JAPAN

The men’s national football team of Oman exited the second round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, forcing the national coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro to design an elaborate plan to fire up the team which will be free till early next year.

Lopez Caro announced that the team will have a series of domestic and international camps including couple of high-profile international friendly matches so far confirmed in August and November to keep the team in shape.

OKUBO WANTS JAPAN'S NATIONAL TEAM ACTION

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.

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Japan National Team U 17 Celebrates SANIX Cup Win

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 getting worldwide praise

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 Javier Hernandez

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.

Raheem Sterling most Expensive

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.

Vahid Halilhodzic says that he is still surprised

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 became New Manager of national football team

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.

Javier Aguirre will continue in midst of Match Fixing

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.