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The FIFA Confederations Cup is seen by some as football's forgotten tournament, but try telling the likes of Kaka, Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho that.
Japan have stumbled in their bid to put space between them and the Socceroos in World Cup qualifying after being held to a draw by Iraq.
Japan has tightened their grip at the top of Asia World Cup qualifying Group B with a 4-0 win over Thailand in Saitama, while a win for Saudi Arabia has left the...
ANALYSIS: Australia's stuttering campaign to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup is slipping out of their hands and is now in the lap of the gods.
A contentious penalty from Hiroshi Kiyotake before the break and Genki Haraguchi's second-half strike helped Japan to an important 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in...
Japan tuned up for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown with Saudi Arabia with a convincing 4-0 win over Oman in Kashima.
Australia and Japan have had their fair share of memorable battles during the past ten years. The World Game takes a look back at three classic matches between...

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Australia striker Tomi Juric said the team's poor start may have cost the Socceroos a vital victory over old rivals Japan as the race for 2018 FIFA World Cup...
ANALYSIS: Australia's 2018 FIFA World Cup blockbuster against Japan has shown that a diamond formation can still be an effective weapon for Ange Postecoglou's...
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says the A-League can only aspire to be like the J.League, which he sees as the best club football competition in Asia.
Mile Jedinak insists he's fit to play in Australia's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan on Tuesday night at Etihad Stadium.
Tomi Juric has two goals in three Socceroos games but Tim Cahill has the most famous double in Australian football history. Who starts against Japan?
Former Japan superstar Shinji Ono has urged his under-pressure countrymen to play with more freedom against Australia in an exclusive interview with The World Game.
Australia captain Mile Jedinak has been spared training ahead of the second match in Australia's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying couplet.
Australia attacker Robbie Kruse believes Japan fear coming up against Socceroos great Tim Cahill in Tuesday's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Melbourne.
Australia defender Matthew Spiranovic says the Socceroos are eager to play at home after tough back-to-back assignments in the Middle East.
Hotaru Yamaguchi came off the bench to net a superb injury-time winner and earn stumbling Japan a 2-1 victory over Iraq in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Australia are blessed with an embarrassment of midfield riches as they attempt to reach a fourth straight FIFA World Cup in less than two years.
Korea Republic have been held to a surprise 0-0 draw by Syria in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying while neighbours Japan got their campaign back on track with a 2-0...
Ahmed Khalil was the hero for United Arab Emirates as they came from behind to stun hosts Japan with a 2-1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory in Saitama.
Australia have developed an appealing and competitive style of play that should give our game plenty more memorable moments but all the good work would come...
Melbourne's Docklands Stadium will host Australia's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against fierce rivals Japan on 11 October.
Milan Djuric netted his second brace in five days as Bosnia and Herzegovina sealed Kirin Cup success with a 2-1 victory over hosts Japan.
Japan extended their unbeaten run under Vahid Halilhodzic to 11 matches with a comprehensive 7-2 victory over Bulgaria in the Kirin Cup.
Australia will play Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Thailand in the final AFC qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, after the draw at...
Shinji Kagawa's double helped Japan top Group E in the second round of AFC World Cup qualifying with a 5-0 win over Syria as both teams progressed to the third...
Japan all but secured their ticket for the third round of AFC World Cup qualifying with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Afghanistan in Saitama to ensure they remain...