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Socceroos hit first bump on road to Qatar after record winning streak ended by Japan | Joey Lynch
Defeat in Saitama added further complexity to a World Cup qualification campaign that has proven a difficult one to nail down

Joey Lynch

12, Oct, 2021 @8:53 PM

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Japan 2-1 Australia: World Cup 2022 qualifier – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Aziz Behich’s late own goal proved decisive as the Socceroos’ record unbeaten run came to an end in Saitama

Mike Hytner

12, Oct, 2021 @12:29 PM

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Socceroos meet Japan with chance to capitalise on old foes’ worrying dip in form | John Duerden
Australia can put one foot in Qatar while at the same time seriously damaging their main rivals’ hopes of reaching the World Cup

John Duerden

11, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Ellen White sends Team GB to knockouts with winner against Japan
Ellen White scored her third goal of the Tokyo Olympics in a 1-0 victory over hosts Japan

Suzanne Wrack at the Sapporo Dome

24, Jul, 2021 @12:51 PM

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'No games, nothing to do': coronavirus wreaks havoc with Asian football
Coronavirus has brought a halt to the J-League, the K-League and the CSL, with the Olympics weighing heavily on minds

John Duerden in Seoul

11, Mar, 2020 @11:56 AM

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for
Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?

Guardian sport

04, Sep, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Alexis Sánchez scores first goal since January as Chile beat Japan
Alexis Sánchez scored his first goal since January as Chile beat Japan 4-0 in their opening Copa América game

Guardian sport

18, Jun, 2019 @9:57 AM

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Japan 0-3 England: SheBelieves Cup – as it happened
Lucy Staniforth, Karen Carney and Beth Mead scored excellent first-half goals as England won the SheBelieves Cup for the first time

Rob Smyth

06, Mar, 2019 @12:25 AM

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament
As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performances

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

18, Jul, 2018 @5:30 PM

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia
After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament

Marcus Christenson

17, Jul, 2018 @11:00 AM

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil reign while Sweden still edge England
With all the last-16 ties played we rank the teams who made it to the knockout stages of the World Cup, with Sweden and England rising while Spain plummet nine places to 16th

Nick Ames

04, Jul, 2018 @11:01 AM

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Belgium come from two down to knock out Japan in the World Cup’s last-16
Belgium scored a stunning late goal from two down to beat Japan 3-2 and progress to a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil

Stuart James at the Rostov Arena

02, Jul, 2018 @11:27 PM

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