Tag: Japan


Is this the worst corner kick of all time?

Set-pieces are very important in football – they can win or lose games. So many sides over the years have relied on a perfect dead ball delivery to pick up points in their respective divisions, but a master set-piece taker


Shinji Kagawa and Gary Lineker star in Japanese advert with talking dog

Talking dogs, Japanese footballers and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker. It’s a normal combination really, isn’t it? SoftBank, a telecommunications and internet corporation certainly seem to think so after mak


Brilliant Japanese noodle commercial for the World Cup

It’s commercials galore at the moment as the World Cup edges closer and closer. It’s a time when advertisers are desperate to create a gem that has the potential to go viral and promote their product throughout the wo


Japan’s Shinji Okazaki: one to watch in Brazil

Record breaker Shinji Okazaki will be the man tasked with leading the line for Japan this summer in Brazil. The FSV 05 Mainz striker who joined from VfB Stuttgart in the summer of 2013 finished the season with an im


Assessing Japan’s World Cup chances

A very warm welcome will be exchanged to the Japanese team this summer in Brazil as their showing at the Confederations Cup last summer was one to be excited about. Despite losing all three of their games at the tou