Copa America 2019: Eduardo Vargas scores brace as Chile begin title defence with emphatic win over Japan
Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile launched the defence of their Copa America crown with an emphatic 4-0 defeat of Japan in Sao Paulo on Monday.Erick Pulgar had opened the scoring for Chile in the first half before Vargas doubled the 2015 and 2016 champions' advantage with a deflected second-half strike.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Qatar's Almoez Ali, Bassam Al-Rawi, cleared of eligibility concerns hours before final against Japan
The decision to clear Ali and Al-Rawi, which follows a protest lodged by Asian Cup hosts the United Arab Emirates, was announced as Qatar prepared to take the field against Japan in Abu Dhabi
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Iranian politician calls for national team to be punished after clashing with Japan in semi-final
A prominent Iranian politician on Tuesday called for players in the Iran football team to be punished for clashing with their Japanese opponents after losing in the Asia Cup semi-finals
Yuya Osako put Japan 1-0 up after half-time but it was his penalty shortly afterwards, awarded following a video review, that knocked the stuffing out of Iran
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Takehiro Tomiyasu's lone strike helps Japan beat Saudi Arabia in Round of 16 match
Takehiro Tomiyasu's lone strike sent Saudi Arabia crashing out of the Asian Cup as Japan beat the three-time champions 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Japan need to be 'more clinical' to challenge title favourites Iran, South Korea, says Maya Yoshida
A new-look Japan were unimpressive when they beat Turkmenistan 3-2 in their opening fixture, but were missing two-goal hero Yuya Osako for the Oman clash.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Japan narrowly beat Oman via controversial penalty; Qatar smash six past North Korea
Japan reached the knockout stages of last year's World Cup but they squeaked past Turkmenistan 3-2 in their opening Group F game and were poor against Oman, who almost equalised when Raed Saleh's acrobatic late volley flashed wide
AFC Asian Cup 2019: Yuya Osako nets brace as Japan survive early scare to beat Turkmenistan in opening fixture
Japan, kept out of the World Cup quarter-finals by Belgium, have now lost just one of their last 29 games at the Asian Cup, excluding penalty shootouts.
Poland have appointed former captain Jerzy Brzeczek as national team coach in an attempt to restructure the team and facilitate the development of young players.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Defender Gotoku Sakai becomes third Japanese player to retire after elimination from tournament
Japanese defender Gotoku Sakai has become the third player to retire after Japan's heart-breaking late defeat against Belgium eliminated them from the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Psychic' cat and octopus meet an untimely end as thousands express grief on Chinese social media
This edition of the FIFA World Cup has seen more than its fair share of psychic animals, some of whom have met untimely ends after fame, with a fortune telling cat falling ill and a clairvoyant octopus being turned into sashimi.
Neymar scores as Brazil cruise to victory over Mexico, Belgium overcome two goal deficit to win against Japan
Belgium overcame a two goal deficit to beat Japan 3-2 and Brazil cruised to a 2-0 victory over MExico to set up a quarterfinal clash against each other.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Senegal Football Federation asks organising body to reconsider Fair Play after being eliminated
The Senegal football federation has appealed to FIFA over the use of Fair Play in group stage matches to separate teams tied on points, citing Japan's decision to go for a loss as an example of how it can be used negatively.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium midfielder Dries Mertens jokes about scoring more goals to win free televisions for his friends
Dries Mertens joked in a press conference that the Belgium squad is more motivated to score goals after a Belgian electric appliances store promised customers it would refund any customer who bought a TV just before the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Organising body shows support for Fair Play rule after Japan controversially qualify over Senegal
FIFA has stated that it has no intention of changing the Fair Play rule during the group stage at the World Cup, in spite of Japan deliberately not trying to win their game against Poland to go through with less yellow cards.
Japan go through to knockouts on Fair Play despite losing to Poland; Belgium seal top spot in group by beating England
Belgium beat England in a match where both teams had already qualified, Japan lost 1-0 to Poland but went through on fair play and Colombia beat Senegal to book a berth in the knockouts.
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is confident that the team will be able to handle Senegal, with morale soaring after their 3-0 rout of Poland.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Robert Lewandowski fails to reproduce club form in international colours as Poland are eliminated
Robert Lewandowski has failed to score at the World Cup, with Poland being unceremoniously dumped out of the tournament after losing 3-0 to Colombia and 2-1 against Senegal.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Japan midfielder Takashi Inui rues missed opportunity to ensure qualification against Senegal
Japan midfielder Takashi Inui rues missed opportunities in the 2-2 draw against Senegal, in spite of scoring and assisting. A win in the match would have meant qualification for Japan.
Harry Kane scores hat-trick as England run riot against Panama; Colombia break Polish hearts to keep qualification hopes alive
England hammered in six goals past Panama as Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick, while Japan and Senegal played out a 2-2 draw and Poland were eliminated by Colombia.