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Dirty tricks and the beautiful game
'Bed football', 'grassrolling' and lasers - tactics dogging Asian football are ruining the game, writes John Duerden.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2013 11:59 GMT
Jordan deny using lasers to distract players
Japanese players say lasers were directed in their eyes during 2014 World Cup qualifier with Jordan.
Last updated: 27 Mar 2013 13:00 GMT
Japan miss chance of early qualification
Jordan rewrite the form book as they shock group leaders Japan with a 2-1 win in their World Cup qualifier.
Last updated: 26 Mar 2013 16:37 GMT
Qualifier victories for Japan and Iraq
Iraq get World Cup qualifying campaign back on track against Jordan as Japan take one more step towards Brazil 2014.
Last updated: 14 Nov 2012 16:04 GMT
Gamba set up Cerezo derby
Gamba Osaka cap a strong showing by Japanese sides in the Asian Champions League as Melbourne Victory fall short.
Last updated: 12 May 2011 09:26 GMT
Japan reach Asian Cup final
Samurai Blue beat South Korea 3-0 on penalties in semi-final after Koreans grab 2-2 draw in last seconds of extra time.
Paul Rhys in Doha
Last updated: 25 Jan 2011 19:23 GMT
Samurai Blue look for cutting edge
Japan search for regular goalscorer at Asian Cup as they try to push on from creditable World Cup performances.
Last updated: 11 Jan 2011 13:52 GMT
Samurai Blue reach fourth World Cup finals in a row and aim for semi-finals.
World Cup 2010
Last updated: 08 Jun 2010 07:41 GMT
Endo wins top Asian football award
Gamba Osaka midfielder Yasuhito Endo wins Asian Player of the Year award.
Last updated: 24 Nov 2009 15:40 GMT
Gamba beat Adelaide in first leg
Japanese team secures first victory against Australian rivals with a stunning 3-0 win.
Last updated: 05 Nov 2008 14:32 GMT
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