Japan wins fifth straight Asia World Cup Group F qualifier, smashing Mongolia 14-0 in Chiba
Japan stayed perfect in World Cup qualifying by routing Mongolia 14-0 in Chiba. The Japanese scored five goals in the first half and added nine more in the second. The team leads Group F with 15 points from five matches. A victory over Myanmar in June will secure first place in the group and a […]

Japan stayed perfect in World Cup qualifying by routing Mongolia 14-0 in Chiba.

The Japanese scored five goals in the first half and added nine more in the second. The team leads Group F with 15 points from five matches.

A victory over Myanmar in June will secure first place in the group and a spot in the third round of Asian qualifying.

The eight group winners and four best second-placed teams will advance to the third round of qualifying, which is scheduled to start in September.

Takumi Minamino, Yuya Osako, Daichi Kamada and Hidemasa Morita all scored in the first half, along with an own goal from Mongolia defender Khash-Erdene Tuyaa.

Osako ended up with a hat-trick, while Sho Inagaki, Junya Ito and Kyogo Furuhashi scored two goals each. Takuma Asano also scored.

The Japanese side had led 10-0 with just three minutes to go in normal time, before putting a further four goals — including three in added time — past unfortunate Mongolian keeper Munkh-Erdene Enkhtaivan.

The game had been scheduled to take place in Mongolia but was changed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

- abc.net.au

Mar 31

Sumo wrestler Terunofuji is set to reclaim his title of ozeki, the second-highest rank in the traditional Japanese sport. (NHK)

Mar 31

International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday that Japan's economic recovery will not be derailed by staging the Tokyo Games without overseas spectators, while hailing the country's "strong response" to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic through timely stimulus packages. (Japan Times)

Mar 31

Japan stayed perfect in World Cup qualifying by routing Mongolia 14-0 in Chiba. (abc.net.au)

Mar 31

A foundation that organizes motor-boat races in Japan says it has ordered more than 200 racing-boat drivers to return coronavirus-related subsidies to the central government. (NHK)

Mar 30

Sumo's sole grand champion Hakuho, who withdrew from the recent Spring Grand Tournament with a knee injury, will remain subject to a stern warning over his repeated absences from competition, the sport's governing body decided Monday. (Kyodo)

Mar 29

Terunofuji beat Ozeki Champion Takakeisho on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday to win his 3rd title and secure his return to the Ozeki rank. (NHK)

Mar 29

Taking on the task of broadcasting an entire Olympic games is, for some, the stuff of which nightmares are made. For others, the challenge no doubt represents a source of intrigue, if not excitement – but, even for the most creative and, for lack of a better word, courageous among us, the prospect still represents a trial of epic proportions. (newsonjapan.com)

Mar 27

欧米から日本を訪れる観光客の大半は、欧米では体験できない日本独自の歴史や文化、そして食事を楽しみにしていますが、日本は旅行中の運だめしやギャンブルを楽しむこともできる場所なのです。 (newsonjapan.com)

Mar 25

Japan's top telecommunications company is getting 7.3 billion yen in taxpayer money to design mobile tracking software to curb the spread of coronavirus infections during the Tokyo Olympics. (nzherald.co.nz)

Mar 25

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s meteoric rise up the ranks is well-documented, but less well known is the contribution of Japan’s first full-time grand prix racer to that progress. (autosport.com)

Mar 24

The Olympic torch started its journey across Japan on Thursday morning after a yearlong delay. That's because the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed due to the global pandemic. (NHK)

Mar 24

The Japan Sumo Association says yokozuna grand champion Kakuryu has retired. (NHK)

Mar 24

Japanese Olympic judo champion Koga Toshihiko died on Wednesday at the age of 53. (NHK)

Mar 23

Without overseas spectators, this summer's Olympics and Paralympics will likely place an additional financial burden on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. (NHK)

Mar 21

A decision has been made to bar overseas spectators from the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer due partly to the unpredictability of coronavirus variants. (NHK)

Mar 19

The government has agreed to allow professional athletes and coaches, including those with pro baseball and soccer teams, to enter Japan provided they undergo strict anti-virus measures, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. (Kyodo)

Mar 18

Japanese Formula One rookie Yuki Tsunoda plans to throw caution to the wind when he makes his race debut next week in Bahrain, vowing to "give everything" in the season-opener. (Japan Today)

Mar 17

Former Japan soccer international Takayuki Morimoto was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated and causing an accident in Paraguay, where he recently signed for first-division side Sportivo Luqueno, local media reported. (Kyodo)

Mar 16

Spectators will be barred from the start of the Tokyo Olympics torch relay, organizers said Monday, announcing a pared-back launch as the countdown to the postponed Games begins in earnest. (Japan Today) |0|http://newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/130389.php|1||2|newsonjapan.com|E|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *