England's last 16 clash with Senegal will be refereed by organic chemistry professor Ivan Barton, 31

EXCLUSIVE BY KIERAN GILL: Barton, who is officiating his first World Cup, oversaw Germany's 2-1 loss to Japan and Brazil's 1-0 win over Switzerland.
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 3 hours ago

Yuki Kobayashi explains Celtic move, lifts lid on Kyogo talks and what manager expects of him

Celtic’s stock is understandably at an all-time high in Japan.
SCOTSMAN.COM 3 hours ago

'I have nothing to celebrate' - Luis Enrique left fuming by Japan defeat despite Spain's World Cup progression

Spain manager Luis Enrique has said he's not happy after the defeat to Japan, despite Spain's progression to the knockout stages.
GOAL.COM 6 hours ago

Fans spot FIFA's blunder in official video 'proving' Japan's goal was legal

FIFA explained why Japan's second goal against Spain was allowed to stand on Thursday evening - but football fans were quick to point out a problem...
DAILY STAR 7 hours ago

Kevin Kilbane: Not to blow my own trumpet, but I did a comprehensive man-marking job on Messi

‘When the burgers and first bucket of cold beers landed, Spain led Japan 1-0 and Germany had Costa Rica on a string’
THE IRISH TIMES 7 hours ago

Barcelona lining up Premier League star as Busquets replacement

Germany were eliminated from the World Cup on Thursday despite beating Costa Rica 4-2.  Japan’s shock 2-1 win over Spain ensured that the 2014...
SHOOT.CO.UK 8 hours ago

FIFA finally issue statement amid Kaoru Mitoma and VAR controversy after Japan beat Spain

FIFA insists Japan’s second goal in their shock World Cup victory over Spain was legitimate “on the evidence available”, and added some of the...
BRIGHTON AN DHOVE INDEPENDENT 8 hours ago

FIFA says ‘other cameras may offer misleading images’ as it defends VAR decision on Japan goal

FIFA insists Japan’s second goal in their shock World Cup victory over Spain was legitimate “on the evidence available”, and added some of the...
INDEPENDENT.IE 9 hours ago

FIFA give explanation for Japan goal decision vs Spain after VAR review into Kaoru Mitoma's role

Brighton & Hove Albion star Kaoru Mitoma crossed the ball for Ao Tanaka to score what proved to be the winning goal for Japan against Spain, which...
SUSSEXLIVE.CO.UK 9 hours ago

Hajime Moriyasu praises Japan players for 'turning the tide' against Spain

Japan boss Hajime Moriyasu hails his side for navigating their way past Spain at the World Cup to secure first position in Group E.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK 9 hours ago

FIFA produce VAR evidence after controversial Japan goal that knocked Germany out of World Cup

Japan's winning goal against Spain has been the subject of major debate due to confusion as to whether the ball was out of play in the buildup
LIVERPOOL ECHO 9 hours ago

WATCH: FIFA finally gives official explanation for why Japan goal was allowed to stand against Spain amid VAR controversy

FIFA has finally released official reasoning as to why Japan's second goal against Spain was given by VAR amid huge controversy around the decision.
GOAL.COM 9 hours ago

Over the line? Japan goal adds fuel to VAR debate

England's fiercely disputed third goal in the 1966 World Cup final was often cited as the kind of incident that VAR would erase from the game...
INDIATIMES.COM 9 hours ago

FIFA finally explain Japan goal vs Spain which knocked Germany out of World Cup

Germany were knocked out of the World Cup in Qatar after Japan beat Spain via a controversial goal with FIFA now offering an explanation for VAR's...
MIRROR 9 hours ago

FIFA finally provide evidence that proves Germany can have no complaints over Japan goal

'Other cameras may offer misleading images.'
METRO.CO.UK 9 hours ago

Some images were ‘misleading’: FIFA defends VAR decision over Japan goal

Ao Tanaka’s strike in the 2-1 win over Spain sparked huge controversy.
NEWSCHAIN.UK 9 hours ago

FIFA break silence over controversial Japan v Spain goal and explain why it was awarded

The decision sparked global debate with the ball seemingly crossing the touchline before Japan's winner
WALESONLINE.CO.UK 10 hours ago

Mexico legend claims Spain deliberately lost to Japan in controversial World Cup clash

Japan defeated Spain 2-1 at the Khalifa International Stadium on Thursday to finish top of Group F - but they now face a difficult tie against 2018...
MIRROR 10 hours ago

Video proves Japan's controversial goal vs Spain was the RIGHT decision

Images from FIFA - which Sportsmail can exclusively reveal - prove the decision for the goal to stand, which came after lengthy consultation by...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 10 hours ago

Luis Garcia pokes fun at Chelsea fans over Japan goal

Look away now Chelsea fans… Luis Garcia has poked fun at Chelsea fans over Japan’s goal against Spain...
PUNDITARENA.COM 10 hours ago

Luis Enrique "not happy at all" with Spain performance

Spain boss Luis Enrique criticises his players for their performance in Thursday's 2-1 defeat to Japan at the World Cup.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK 10 hours ago

Qatar TV hosts brutally mock Germany's World Cup exit and OneLove armband protest

Germany protested against FIFA's decision to veto the OneLove armband in November and were knocked out of the World Cup on Thursday after Japan's...
MIRROR 10 hours ago

Japan knew they would knock either Germany or Spain out World Cup because of 'curse'

Former Southampton defender Maya Yoshida did some research into the World Cup and his findings proved to him that Japan were almost guaranteed to...
DAILY STAR 11 hours ago

Rafael van der Vaart taunts Harry Maguire again - to add to four previous digs at star

Former Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart has taken aim at Harry Maguire again following Germany's shock World Cup exit at the hands of Japan...
MIRROR 11 hours ago

How Luis Enrique LOST Spain The Game!

FOOTBALLNEWS 11 hours ago

Azpilicueta reacts to claims Spain lost on purpose to Japan in order to send Germany crashing out of 2022 World Cup

Cesar Azpilicueta has rubbished any suggestion that Spain gave up against Japan because they knew that Germany would be heading out of the World Cup.
GOAL.COM 11 hours ago

Germany stars in "s*** mood" as WAGs left waiting for humiliated World Cup flops

Fresh details and reaction to Germany's humiliating World Cup exit at the hands of Japan have emerged - a result that has left some stars mulling...
MIRROR 12 hours ago

Qatar TV show mock German team and their protest before the Japan defeat after humiliating early World Cup exit

A Qatar TV programme has demonstrated how they feel about Germany's early exit from the World Cup, mocking the Germans by covering their mouths and...
INDEPENDENT.IE 12 hours ago

Arsenal star Takehiro Tomiyasu explains how he stopped Spain duo and makes huge Japan promise

Arsenal's Takehiro Tomiyasu helped Japan from the substitutes bench to earn a historic victory over Spain in the World Cup
FOOTBALL LONDON 12 hours ago

Did Kaoru Mitoma keep it in? World reacts to controversial Japan goal that knocks Germany out of the 2022 World Cup

Karou Mitoma is the centre of world football’s current biggest debate after his controversial assist knocked Germany out of the 2022 World Cup.
BEXHILLOBSERVER.NET 12 hours ago

Spain deliberately lost to Japan to avoid Brazil in quarter-finals says World Cup legend

The claim is not being taken seriously in Spain especially in view of the controversial way the team went behind against Japan and their desperate...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 12 hours ago

World Cup Daily: Wild day sees Japan, Spain survive as Germany bounced again

Four-time winners Germany are going home as Spain and Japan provided more drama in Qatar.
ESPN 12 hours ago

PETE JENSON: Alarm bells ringing for Spain after shock defeat against Japan

PETE JENSON: Spain are addicted to risk at the back and can be one dimensional in attack and while it didn't cost them against Costa Rica some...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 13 hours ago

FIFA release new angle of controversial Japan goal that knocked Germany out of World Cup

Ao Tanaka scored a controversial winner for Japan against Spain on Thursday and the goal essentially knocked Germany out of the World Cup
FOOTBALL LONDON 13 hours ago

From ‘tragedy’ in 1993 to the ‘miracle’ of 2022 – how two Doha dates shaped Japan’s footballing fortunes

Bleary-eyed but delighted fans made their way to workplaces and schools across Japan on Friday morning basking in the glow of a shock victory...
THETIMES.CO.UK 13 hours ago

Maya Yoshida reveals World Cup curse research that saw Japan knock Germany out

Former Southampton defender Maya Yoshida did some reading to find some confidence that Japan could progress from a group containing Germany and...
MIRROR 14 hours ago

Japan World Cup goal leaves Graeme Souness fizzing as Rangers legend eventually gets his way

The Ibrox hero was baffled by the decision not to show the best angle of the controversial moment
FOOTBALLSCOTLAND.CO.UK 14 hours ago

New angle emerges showing why VAR awarded controversial Japan goal that knocked Germany out of World Cup

Japan beat Spain in their Group E clash thanks to a goal from Ao Tanaka which ended up knocking Germany out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
LIVERPOOL ECHO 14 hours ago

Gary Neville makes Unai Simon claim amid point on Brighton's Robert Sanchez after Japan vs Spain

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has not yet made an appearance at the World Cup for Spain, with Luis Enrique preferring Unai Simon...
SUSSEXLIVE.CO.UK 14 hours ago

Rudiger insists Germany are too 'nice' after their second straight World Cup group stage exit

Germany came from 2-1 down to beat Costa Rica 4-2, but it was not enough as Japan pulled off a surprise win against Spain to send Hansi Flick's...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 14 hours ago

Goal-line technology now proves Japan goal decision was right as broadcaster releases image

Japan's controversial winning goal against Spain has sparked much debate as it knocked Germany out of the World Cup
WALESONLINE.CO.UK 14 hours ago

Cesar Azpilicueta responds to claims Spain tried to eliminate Germany with Japan loss

Cesar Azpilicueta insists Spain were fully focused and committed against Japan.
90MIN.COM 14 hours ago

Photo proves Japan World Cup goal legal despite fury over ball 'going out of play'

Despite claiming a 4-2 win over Costa Rica, Germany failed to reach the World Cup knockout stage for the second successive tournament due to a...
DAILY STAR 14 hours ago

Qatar TV show mocks German team and their protest before Japan defeat after humiliating early World Cup exit

A Qatar TV programme has demonstrated how they feel about Germany's early exit from the World Cup, mocking the Germans by covering their mouths and...
INDEPENDENT.IE 14 hours ago

VAR angle shows their version of events for Japan's controversial winner over Spain

Germany were dumped out of the Qatar World Cup on Thursday night after Japan were awarded a controversial winner against Spain at the Khalifa...
IRISH MIRROR 14 hours ago

Germany players leave their training base to head home after shock World Cup exit

On a dramatic evening in Qatar, Germany came from 2-1 down to beat Costa Rica 4-2, but it was not enough as Japan pulled off a surprise win against...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 15 hours ago

World Cup Qatar 2022 Latest: Who are the favourites to win World Cup, England, Japan, France odds to win

Here are the latest odds for the Qatar World Cup 2022 as the knockout stages get underway.
SCOTSMAN.COM 15 hours ago

Soler's and Sarabia's Spain lose but go through to the last 16

Carlos Soler's and Pablo Sarabia's Spain lost 2-1 to Japan in their third and final group game at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
PSG.FR 15 hours ago

Graeme Souness and Gary Neville agree amid FIFA rant after Kaoru Mitoma helps Japan beat Spain

Brighton & Hove Albion's Kaoru Mitoma had a big part to play in Japan's controversial winner against Spain at the World Cup, with the Seagulls star...
SUSSEXLIVE.CO.UK 15 hours ago

World Cup 2022: Japan goal has fans making their own VAR explainers on social media

Since Fifa did not release the camera angle to show why Japan's controversial second goal against Spain was not ruled out, fans online have taken...
FEEDS.BBCI.CO.UK 15 hours ago

George Hamilton blasts World Cup VAR implementation and says ball was out of play for Japan goal

Ao Tanaka netted what proved to be the winner for Japan as they came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar
IRISH MIRROR 15 hours ago
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