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Uzbekistan 1-1 Japan

Uzbekistan 1-1 Japan Tashkent, 6 September 2011 Scorers: Djeparov 8, Okazaki 65 UFWC champions Japan retained their title, but were pushed close by an impressive Uzbekistan side who could easily have won this match and ruined Japan’s fun. Shinji Okazaki was the goalscoring hero, but it was another tenacious team effort from Japan that extended […]


Uzbekistan vs Japan match preview: new UFWC challengers

Uzbekistan vs Japan Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent 6 September 2011, 1900 local (1500 BST) On Tuesday, UFWC champions Japan will attempt to defend their title against new challengers Uzbekistan in a UFWC title match / WC qualifier. Japan have now gone 12 games unbeaten as champions, and narrowly defeated North Korea courtesy of an injury […]


UFWC Asia: Who are the unofficial continental champions?

In the last of our continental UFWC features, and ahead of Japan taking the UFWC title into January’s Asian Cup, we look at the unofficial Asian championships. The unofficial Asian championships started with a sensational result. In 1917, Japan played the Philippines in Tokyo, in the first ever Asian match, and the Philippines won 15-2. […]