Yasuyuki Konno

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Don’t blow it, says Japan coach after UAE win

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Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic warned his players not to get “silly” after a 2-0 win in the United Arab Emirates moved them closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Goals from Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno on Thursday kept the Blue Samurai level at the top of Group B with Saudi Arabia in the final round of Asian qualifiers for next year’s Russia World Cup with 13 points from six games.

Don’t blow it, says Japan coach after UAE win

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Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic warned his players not to get “silly” after a 2-0 win in the United Arab Emirates moved them closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Goals from Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno on Thursday kept the Blue Samurai level at the top of Group B with Saudi Arabia in the final round of Asian qualifiers for next year’s Russia World Cup with 13 points from six games.

Colombia routs Japan for perfect run through Group C

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Colombia already had its spot in the Round of 16 locked up entering Tuesday's World Cup action, so they made eight changes to their starting lineup. That gave Japan hope of progressing, as they hung with Colombia for the first 45 minutes. As soon as Colombia started pushing, those hopes went up in flames.

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Anel na Boka para Reza(r) no Mundial

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Como em todas as grandes competições costuma haver "nomes para todos os gostos", o Mundial do Brasil não é excepção e decidi elaborar uma selecção dos atletas com os nomes mais curiosos da competição. Tentei optar por jogadores mais desconhecidos, e só por isso excluí o grande Kagawa que entrava de caras neste onze singular, e por abranger o máximo de selecções possível.