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Japan - World Cup 2010

Japan - World Cup 2010

World Cup daily: Wednesday 30 June 2010

David Villa fires his fourth goal of the tournament to send Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal side home, while Paraguay edge out Japan on penalties to record their best ever World Cup performance.

Paraguay 0 - 0 Japan (Paraguay win 5-3 on penalties): Paraguay keep nerve in shoot-out to make first ever quarter-final

PARAGUAY progressed through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history after beating Japan in a penalty shoot-out in Pretoria.

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Japan 0 - 0 Paraguay (AET - Paraguay win 5 - 3 on penalties)

PARAGUAY progressed through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history after beating Japan in a penalty shoot-out in Pretoria.

World Cup daily: Tuesday 29 June 2010

Japan and Paraguay go head to head for their first ever quarter final appearance this afternoon, while Cristiano Ronaldo faces down some familiar foes as his Portugal side take on Spain in the late kick-off.

Okada chasing longterm goals for the Blue Samurai

JAPAN coach Takeshi Okada admits it would be "wonderful" news for the sport back home if his side can reach the World Cup quarter-finals, but insists that must be just another step towards a more long-term goal.

Paraguay wary of Japan's set-piece threat

JAPAN'S dead-ball prowess could hold the key to breaking down Paraguay's stingy defence as both World Cup underdogs chase a first appearance in the quarter-finals.

Okada: Opening win was key

JAPAN coach Takeshi Okada believes Japan's progress into the second round was down to winning their opening match against Cameroon ten days ago.

Denmark 1 - 3 Japan: Keisuke Honda powers Japanese to well deserved victory over Denmark

JAPAN booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after outstanding first-half free-kicks from Keisuke Honda and Yasuhito Endo sent them on their way to victory over Denmark in Rustenburg.

Denmark 1 - 3 Japan: Japanese stun Danes with first half blitz

JAPAN booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after outstanding first-half free-kicks from Keisuke Honda and Yasuhito Endo sent them on their way to victory over Denmark in Rustenburg.

Denmark braced for a battle against Japan

DENMARK coach Morten Olsen has promised his team will fight tooth and nail for victory over Japan tonight in order to remain at the "World Cup party".

World Cup daily: Thursday 24 June 2010

It's D-Day for Italy as Marcello Lippi's men aim to turn their World Cup around against Slovakia, while Denmark and Japan fight it out for the remaining qualifying spot in Group E.

Danes urged to treat crunch clash with Japan as a final

DENMARK coach Morten Olsen is hoping for some traditional 'Danish dynamite' from his team's attack in tonight's decisive Group E clash with Japan.

Netherlands 1 - 0 Japan: Sneijder super strike puts Netherlands on verge of second round qualification

NETHERLANDS proved they have mastered the art of winning ugly with an uninspired victory over Japan that put them on the verge of qualifying for the second round at the World Cup.

Netherlands 1 - 0 Japan: Sneijder strike edges the Dutch closer to last 16

WESLEY Sneijder's second-half goal handed Holland a narrow win over Japan in their second Group E match and put the Oranje within reach of the last 16 of the World Cup.

Upbeat Okada won't allow players to be overawed by Dutch

JAPAN coach Takeshi Okada says he has no gripe with his Netherlands counterpart ahead of this afternoon's World Cup Group E meeting in Durban.

Burst Baw: Vote for the worst World Cup shirt

Every World Cup produces shirts which fall into the good, the bad and the damn right ugly categories. Browse our not-so magnificent seven below and then vote in our online poll.

Honda gives Japan victory

JAPAN'S rising star Keisuke Honda savoured the moment after steering his side to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in the World Cup, 24 hours on from his 24th birthday.

Japan 1 - 0 Cameroon: Honda strike deflates Le Guen's Cameroon

KEISUKE Honda enjoyed a belated birthday celebration as the CSKA Moscow attacker, 24 on Sunday, got the all-important goal to see off the challenge of Cameroon yesterday.

Japan 1 - 0 Cameroon: Honda grabs win for Japan over toothless Cameroon

KEISUKE Honda enjoyed a belated birthday celebration as Japan regained that winning mentality.

World Cup preview: Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen wary despite Japan's poor form

PAUL LE GUEN is not taking any notice of Japan's poor form ahead of Cameroon's opening match at Free State Stadium.

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