Aug 26, 2012
VVV wait on Yoshida offer
VVV Venlo general manager Hans Soentjens says he is waiting to see if Celtic make an offer for Japan international Maya Yoshida before the transfer window closes.
Neil Lennon must secure Champions League riches to fund signings
NEIL Lennon has confirmed that any transfer business he conducts before next weekend's signing deadline will be wholly dependent on whether Celtic complete their passage into the group stage of the Champions League.
The New York Times
Goal: South Korea and Japan: Old Rivalry, New Expectations
The most recent soccer game between South Korea and Japan ended in a diplomatic row after midfielder Park Jong-woo held up a banner referring to a group of islands that are claimed by both countries located in a body of water whose name they also argue over.
The Japan Times
Olympic achievements cement Japan's place in world game
Japan's men may not have been able to emulate their female counterparts in winning a medal at the London Games, but the performance of both teams has taken the nation's soccer to a new global standing.
Olympics Team of the Tournament: Corona & Dos Santos lead the way for Mexico
The North Americans were the surprise winners of the London 2012 tournament, but the competition showcased a myriad of stars from all corners of the globe Mexico are Olympic gold medallists in the men's football tournament, having seen off Brazil after two weeks of remarkable competition that will be remembered for the shock results as much as it ... (more)