All posts tagged "Samurai Blue"
Features/ 7 days ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kosuke Kitajima to be Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame in September
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Kosuke Kitajima became the first swimmer to claim the breaststroke golden double in consecutive Summer Games.
[ODDS and EVENS] 2022's Defining Sports Highlights for Japan
A trio of Beijing Olympic gold medals, Roki Sasaki's perfect game and boxer Naoya Inoue's success were among 2022's defining sports...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Veteran Hurler Chihiro Kaneko Announces Retirement
Chihiro Kaneko, who led the Pacific League in wins in 2010 and 2014, is set to begin his coaching career with...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Judo Great Shohei Ono Appears Ready to Begin Next Chapter of Career
Mostly inactive since the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021, Shohei Ono is reportedly on the verge of beginning preparations next year...
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] For A Realistic Chance in FIFA World Cup, Japan Needs More Goal Scorers
In four games at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Samurai Blue could manage just five goals. That is generally...
Notes On The FIFA World Cup So Far And Predicting The Rest Of The Way
There's been plenty of excitement in Qatar so far, but how will the rest of the 2022 FIFA World Cup play...
Croatia Ends Japan's Unforgettable Run at the FIFA World Cup In a Penalty Shootout
After stunning upsets of Germany and Spain in Group E at the FIFA World Cup, the Samurai Blue were eliminated in...
Test Your Knowledge of Japan's History at the FIFA World Cup
Since its debut in 1998, Japan has competed at the FIFA World Cup seven times. As a result, there are plenty...
Japan Stuns 2010 World Cup Champion Spain to Reach Knockout Stage
Second-half goals from Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka gave the Samurai Blue a historic win in their final World Cup Group...
Features/ 4 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Emotional Rollercoaster of the FIFA World Cup on Full Display in Group E
Spain, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica have experienced the highs and lows of the FIFA World Cup. All Group E teams...
Costa Rica Rebounds from Blowout Loss to Spain, Edges Japan at FIFA World Cup
Costa Rica defender Keysher Fuller scored the lone goal against the Samurai Blue in the FIFA World Cup, reviving his nation's...
EDITORIAL | Youth Shines in Japan's FIFA World Cup Triumph Over Germany
Go out into the world. Challenge yourselves. That is the lesson we should draw from this epic victory in the FIFA...