- Brazil warms up in style; Spain, France win Updated: Mar-06-14 12:26 am
- Okazaki pair leads Japan to 4-2 win over NZ Updated: Mar-05-14 8:45 am
- Japan names 23-man squad for New Zealand friendly Updated: Feb-27-14 3:45 am
- Forlan set for next challenge in Japan Updated: Feb-12-14 6:44 am
LONDON - Brazil showed its national team is in better shape than the country's stadiums with a 5-0 thrashing of South Africa on Wednesday, and defending champion Spain overcame Italy 1-0 in its final big test before the tournament kicks off, as teams prepared for the World Cup in a series of friendly matches.
TOKYO - Japan scored four times in 13 minutes and cruised past New Zealand 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday.
TOKYO - Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has named Milan's Keisuke Honda and Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to a 23-man squad for next week's World Cup warm-up against New Zealand.
OSAKA, Japan - Uruguay forward Diego Forlan says he had no hesitation about taking his career to Japan where he will become the most high-profile player in the J-League in years.