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Sorry to the Japan fans - Hasebe

by Football News

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has apologised to the nation's supporters after the side bowed out of the FIFA World Cup... Read more

Zaccheroni calls for focus on 'crucial game'

by Football News

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni told his team to forget about their FIFA World Cup so far and focus on Tuesday's clash against Colombia. Despite collecting just one point in two Group C matches, Japan are still a chance to progress to the last 16... Read more

Hasebe available for Ivory Coast battle

by Football News

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has declared himself fit for their FIFA World Cup opener against Ivory Coast in Recife on Saturday. Hasebe has missed June friendlies against Costa Rica and Zambia after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury... Read more

Zaccheroni unfazed by fitness concerns

by Football News

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni insists his team remain on track for the FIFA World Cup despite fitness concerns over some of his players... Read more

Hasebe unsure over World Cup return

by Football News

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe is unsure when he will recover from a knee injury with the FIFA World Cup on the horizon. Hasebe has been on the sidelines since January after sustaining a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee... Read more