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  1. Zico's bold move represents last throw of dice

    Alastair Himmer

    It took him four years to get tough, but Japan coach Zico's bold selection of five strikers for the World Cup also represents a final throw of the dice.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2006
  2. 'You can't create goalscorers,' laments Zico

    Alastair Himmer

    Japan coach Zico was once again left scratching his head after the Asian champions were held to a 0-0 draw by a below-strength Scotland side on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2006
  3. Iraq upset China 2-1 in Asian Cup qualifier

    Alastair Himmer

    Iraq upset China 2-1 in neutral United Arab Emirates on Wednesday to throw their 2007 Asian Cup qualifying group wide open.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2006
  4. Blatter stresses need for limit on foreign players

    Alastair Himmer

    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter has reiterated his desire for clubs to field at least six homegrown players in order to limit the number of foreigners in their teams.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2005
  5. Gamba Osaka win dramatic first J-League title

    Alastair Himmer

    Gamba Osaka won 4-2 at Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday to become Japanese champions for the first time as city rivals Cerezo suffered final day heartbreak.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2005
  6. J-League dismiss Beckham's claims

    Alastair Himmer

    Japanese officials said on Wednesday that there was no way of proving that Tokyo Verdy's Kazuyuki Toda spat at David Beckham in a pre-season game.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2005
  7. Jubilo 1-3 Real Madrid: Ronaldo brace

    Alastair Himmer

    Brazil striker Ronaldo scored twice when Real Madrid beat Japan's Jubilo Iwata 3-1 on Wednesday in the second of two pre-season games in Japan.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2005
  8. Rijkaard set to be quiet in market

    Alastair Himmer

    Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard said on Saturday that the Spanish champions were not planning to make any major signings before next season.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2005
  9. Improving Korea ready to test Japan

    Alastair Himmer

    Japan will be wary of the threat posed by North Korea when they meet in the opening match of the final round of Asian World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2005
  10. World Cup: China facing early exit

    Alastair Himmer

    China's hopes of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup finals could disappear on Wednesday if they fail to collect a big win over Hong Kong.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2004
  11. China staring into World Cup abyss

    Alastair Himmer

    China awoke on Thursday to the bitter reality that their hopes of reaching the 2006 World Cup were hanging by a thread.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2004
  12. Japan and China look to book passage

    Alastair Himmer

    Japan and China will be among five teams looking to book their spot in the next round of Asian World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2004
  13. Porterfield slams Marsden for exit

    Alastair Himmer

    Pusan I-cons manager Ian Porterfield has criticised Chris Marsden for walking out on the South Korean club.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2004
  14. Japan coach Zico leads charmed life

    Alastair Himmer

    Japan coach Zico will argue statistics do not lie after two wins in two matches in the Asian 2006 World Cup qualifiers.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2004
  15. World Cup: Round-up from Asia

    Alastair Himmer

    South Korea were held to a humiliating 0-0 away draw by the Maldives in a shock Asian World Cup qualifying result on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2004
  16. Top nations face heat test in Asia

    Alastair Himmer

    Japan's players have been plunging into steam baths to acclimatise for their Asian World Cup qualifier in sweltering Singapore on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2004