The shenanigans were always there, but until FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, called them out in his down-to-earth press conference in…
Daizen Maeda gave Japan a half-time lead and Ivan Perisic headed home an equaliser for the 2018 runners-up before goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three of four penalties as Croatia won the shoot-out 3-1.
This followed the conclusion of group stage matches in the tournament being hosted by Qatar with spectacular upsets.
The four-time winners dominated a frenetic match for large spells but failed to capitalise on their pressure
The 24-year-old, who has made 17 appearances for the Gunners this season, picked up an injury during his side’s Europa League clash with FC Zurich last week.
Only six players announced by Head Coach Moriyasu on Tuesday are from Japanese First Division teams.
It was not the longest journey one had taken. We had been to Japan, which was 16 hours.
Matsunaga Kazuyoshi, Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, and Yuzurio Susumu, JICA’s country representative to Nigeria, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during the send forth of the beneficiaries.
The top-of-the-table clash was highly anticipated as both teams knew a win would take them to the quarter-finals
… but he’s still a huge figure in Japanese public life, and probably the most recognisable Japanese politician of the last three decades
Up against 27th seed Anisimova, four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka never looked comfortable on her least favourite surface as she struggled to control her powerful game.
They, however, worried that the conflict could spill over into Moldova and food security concerns.
This reaction came immediately after the draw ceremony which saw the team pitted in Group B against France, Serbia, Japan, Canada and host Australia.
The weapon was apparently an intermediate range missile which reached an altitude of 2,000km before coming down in the Sea of Japan.
Officials from both countries resolved on this after a virtual meeting of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Thursday evening.
Receiving Letters of Credence at State House from the Ambassadors of Japan, European Union, Burundi, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Cape Verde, France, Qatar; and High Commissioners of Sierra Leone and Ghana, the President told them that they were assuming diplomatic responsibilities in Nigeria at a very interesting political period.
Nigeria earned one silver and one bronze medals from the Games, with a slew of promising performances as a number of athletes reached the final of their events. For the first time since 1996, a Nigerian athlete was in the final of the glamour event of the Games – the men’s 100m sprint. Young hurdler Oluwatobiloba Amusan narrowly missed netting a medal as she finished fourth in the women’s high hurdles final.
US great Sue Bird opened the scoring less than a minute in, giving the Americans a lead which they never relinquished.
Below is the current medals table of the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo at the end of Sunday’s events across all the sports and at all the venues:
Nwokocha had to run a new personal best of 11.00 seconds to secure her qualification to the semifinals in her debut at the Games.