Group A in the football tournament of Tokyo 2020 sees Japan challenging France, Mexico and South Africa.Read More Hurdles
The band is back together to comment the perspectives of the young Samurai Blue in the Olympic Games.Read More Olympic Vindication: The Roundtable
This is a tale of a missed chance and where those 19 main protagonists are right now. Part 2 concerns midfielders, forwards and the coach himself.Read More Saudade: Where are they now? (Part 2)
This is a tale of a missed chance and where those 19 main protagonists are right now. Tobias Dreimann tells us a piece of that tale in Part 1.Read More Saudade: Where are they now? (Part 1)
In general, Japan’s Olympic athletes have surpassed expectations. But the footballers came home before Usain Bolt had laced up his Pumas, before Britain dominated the velodrome and before Ryan Lochte got robbed/not robbed/vandalized a toilet/lied to investigators (delete as appropriate). Let’s take a look back at what went wrong for Teguramori and Japan’s olympic football […]Read More Not so Rio grand….
No, not the newest bizarre event to be welcomed into the Olympics, but more a debate on the make up of Japan’s Olympic football squad. Regista invited opinions from four people on said squad. The people are: Stuart Smith – FC Gifu cheerleader Sam Robson – J.League analyst at Football Radar Gabriele Anello – Regista’s […]Read More The Olympic round table
So, it has been announced. Here are the 18 players that will represent Japan at the Rio Olympic games, starting in August. Goalkeepers: Masatoshi Kushibiki – Kashima Antlers The tall goalkeeper is on loan at the J.League 1 first stage winners, but has yet to make an appearance this year, although he did play all […]Read More Japan’s Olympic squad
In the second part of our look at what happened to the 2012 London Olympic squad, @NelloSplendor and @sushi_football take a look at the midfielders & forwards that coach Sekizuka took to the capital of the UK. Yūki Ōtsu Club at the time: Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) Current club: Kashiwa Reysol If we have to […]Read More Where are they now? London 2012 squad continued…..
Back in the summer of 2012, Japan’s mens Olympic team headed into the competition with high hopes. On paper at least, Japan had the look of a decent squad with quite a few potential full national team starters in it. But what happened to those players? Quite a lot, as it happens. Who made the […]Read More Where are they now? 2012 Olympic edition