Shinji Kagawa set for Japan matches as United doubts grow

Playmaker Shinji Kagawa will be selected in the Japan squad for the first friendly matches under new coach Javier Aguirre, media said Tuesday, as doubts deepened over his future at Manchester United.

Japan, Iran sign `partnership` deal

Asian champions Japan and rival Iran have struck a deal to cooperate in promoting football at home, with a focus on the women`s game, the Japan Football Association (JFA) announced Wednesday.

Japan to face Brazil in October football friendly

Asian champions Japan will face Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on October 14, in a high-profile test for new coach Javier Aguirre, the Japan Football Association (JFA) said Thursday.

Mexican Javier Aguirre named Japan coach after World Cup flop

Mexican Javier Aguirre was appointed Japan`s new football coach on Thursday after the team`s World Cup flop prompted the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni.

Mexican Aguirre set to become Japan coach: Reports

Mexican Javier Aguirre has agreed to become Japan`s new coach following the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni after his side`s World Cup flop, local media reported on Monday.

Japan sorry for Qatar World Cup `misunderstanding`

Japan has apologised for "creating a misunderstanding" after suggesting it could step in and hold the 2022 World Cup instead of Qatar, if the Gulf nation is stripped of hosting rights.

Banner controversy sparks South Korea-Japan history rows

Political banners and a military flag displayed at a football match between South Korea and Japan have dragged top government officials from both countries into a diplomatic spat.

India held 1-1 by Japanese club in U-14 SAARC tourney

The Indian U-14 team was held to a 1-1 draw by Japan Football Association Academy One side in the U-14 SAARC Tournament being held in Shizuka, Japan.

Miyaichi left off Japan`s squad for 2012 London Olympics

Ryo Miyaichi was among several unexpected omissions on Monday as the Japan Football Association announced their selections for the 2012 London Olympics.