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This is a list of all the Japanese soccer articles we have published in the History of Soccer website.

Hiroshi Nanami playing for Japan

Hiroshi Nanami: A Former Japanese Icon

Hiroshi Nanami’s silky skills and lethal left foot were vital to Japan’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup and Jubilo Iwata’s dominance of the J.League in the late 1990s. The History Of Soccer team explores the career of the former …

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Yasuhiko Okudera dribbling the soccer ball and taking on an opponent

Yasuhiko Okudera: Japan’s First Overseas Player

In 1977, Yasuhiko Okudera made history when he signed for Cologne, thus becoming the first Japanese player to play professionally in Europe when the game was still amateur in Japan. We examine the soccer career of the first Asian to …

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Beach soccer world cup match

Beach Soccer: The History, Rules And World Cups

Beach Soccer is a form of football played on a beach or some form of a sandy surface. Across the world, beach soccer is also known as ‘beach football,’ ‘sand football’ or “beasal.” The origins date back to the end …

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