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FIFA confirm new location for upcoming Club World Cup

Tuesday, Oct 26 2021
The world football organizing body have now settled on a new location for the upcoming Club World Cup after Japan decided to withdraw due to financing and COVID-19 issues.
FIFA have now confirmed the location - and the time - the latest installment of the Club World Cup will be taking place.

Initially, the annual event was supposed to be held in Japan, who've served as hosts on eight prior occasions, including four...

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South Africa reportedly keen on taking over as Club World Cup hosts

Wednesday, Sep 15 2021
After Japan decided to withdraw due to concerns about profitability and COVID-19, South Africa could hope to step in and take over hosting duties.
About a week ago, it was reported that the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup could be in jeopardy. The reason? Japan, who've hosted the event on eight prior occasions, decided to withdraw as hosts. One of the country's main concerns was about the cost of staging...

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Japan to give up hosting Club World Cup due to COVID-19

Wednesday, Sep 8 2021
This will have been the ninth time Japan host the annual event, but they've been forced to pull out due to concerns about COVID-19.
Just three months before it's supposed to begin, this year's FIFA Club World Cup will have to find a new host. Japan, who were scheduled to stage the event, have now decided to withdraw as hosts due to concerns about COVID-19. According to Japanese news...

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Olympic Soccer (Men) - Mexico vs Japan: Watch the bronze medal game

Thursday, Aug 5 2021
The game that will complete the podium is set to keep fans glued to their TV sets and streaming services. Watch this clash with our detailed guide.
The next-to-last game in the Olympic Football tournament will give Mexico and Japan a chance to earn a medal for their country. These teams have met previously in the competition, and this will be a good opportunity to bow out of the competition on a...

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Japan U23 vs Spain U23: Can hosts secure their spot in the finals?

Monday, Aug 2 2021
Japan will look to take one step closer towards the men's Olympics football finals as they take on Spain on August 3rd.
Preview: Japan vs Spain

They had to do it the hard way, but after 120 tense minutes and a grueling penalty shootout, hosts Japan were able to get past a tough New Zealand side and book their spot in the final four. So far, the Olympic hosts have...

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Olympic Soccer (Men) - Where to watch Japan vs New Zealand live on July 31, 2021

Friday, Jul 30 2021
Hosts Japan will look to continue impressive campaign when they go head to head in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. with New Zealand on Saturday.

Japan will hope to maintain their 100 percent record at the Olympics men's soccer tournament when they host New Zealand in a quarter-final clash on Saturday. The Samurai Blue have done enough to back their quest to secure a medal, finishing...

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Olympic Soccer (Men) - How to watch the Quarter-finals on July 31, 2021

Friday, Jul 30 2021
Eight teams remain in the competition, and all the slots for the semi-final will be handed out in eight hours! Here's how the games will be played.
We are down to the last eight teams in the Men's Olympic Football tournament. Three former gold medal winners are still in the race for the title, and the other teams will surely want to add their names to that elite list, but in order to do that, they...

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Sweden vs Japan: Hosts look to finally get off the mark against high-flying Sweden - July 30

Thursday, Jul 29 2021
Hosts Japan qualified for the quarter-finals despite having the weakest attack so far at the 2020 Olympic Games. Can the 2011 World Cup winners get up and running as they take on Sweden?
Preview: Sweden vs Japan

2021 has been a good year for Sweden, as the Blågult are unbeaten so far and certainly will hope to keep that run going as they take on 2020 Olympic hosts Japan. The Scandinavian side have had a very strong Olympics so...

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Olympic Soccer (Women) - How to watch the Quarter-finals on July 30, 2021

Thursday, Jul 29 2021
Only eight teams are left in the tournament, and there will be some interesting pairings to define the semi-finals. Here's your guide for Friday's games.
We are down to the last eight teams in the Women's Olympic football tournament, where all teams will have everything to play for in their Quarter final matches.

After winning their three games in the first round, Sweden have to be considered the...

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Olympic Soccer (Men) - How to watch Matchday 3 on July 28, 2021

Tuesday, Jul 27 2021
All bets are off before the last games of the group stage, as no team has secured their spot in the next round. Keep track of the games with this guide.
The Men's Olympic Football tournament will enter the final game of the group stage with everything to play for, as all eight spots in the next round are still available ahead of Wednesday's games.

Only the host nation Japan has been able to win...

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Olympic Soccer (Men) - Where to watch France Under-23 vs Japan Under-23 live on July 28, 2021

Tuesday, Jul 27 2021
France will be required to beat Japan to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympics Soccer Tournament final group stage encounter.

France will be out to avoid any final day upset when they take on hosts Japan in their last group game of the ongoing Men's Olympics Soccer Tournament in Japan. Les Bleus will grace the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama with the single objective...

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Japan vs Mexico: Top two sides go toe to toe for possible top spot on July 25th

Saturday, Jul 24 2021
After winning their respective Olympics openers, Japan and Mexico will square off with the top spot in Group A up for grabs.
Preview: Japan vs Mexico

Both Japan and Mexico come into their second Olympics group stage clash with three points after winning their respective games. The hosts battled to a gritty 1-0 win over South Africa, while Mexico, who won the gold back...

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Olympic Soccer (Men) - How to watch Matchday 2 on July 25, 2021

Thursday, Jul 22 2021
The first games of the men's competition gave us a good idea on which teams may dominate the tournament. Let's see if that trend continues on Matchday 2.
The Men's Olympic Football tournament kicked off with a bang, and Matchday 2 promises to give fans more of that as the fight to reach the next round will surely intensify.

There were quite a few surprises during the first games, which may include...

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2020 Olympics Soccer Broadcast Guide: Where to watch the men's tournament in USA & 70+ countries

Monday, Jul 19 2021
The 2020 Olympic men's soccer tournament will kick off on July 22nd. LSTV has all the info you need to follow all 16 teams over the course of the competition.
Football fans have been really spoiled this summer, with plenty of tournaments to keep them entertained until many of their favorite players are back in action with the world's biggest clubs next month. With the Euros and the Copa America coming to a...

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Barcelona seals exclusive merchandise deal with Japanese company Rakuten

Thursday, May 27 2021
The Blaugrana and the Japanese conglomerate have decided to extend their partnership, which dates back to 2016.
Although Barcelona weren't able to win the La Liga title, and currently face a great deal of uncertainty about their manager and several star players, plus are dealing with some major financial woes, the Blagurana nonetheless are trying to make sure that...

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Japan's top flight seeks compensation from government due to COVID-19 losses

Wednesday, Apr 28 2021
The league's executive body feels that the government should at least defray some of the costs incurred as a result of stadium closures...especially as they believe they were able to effectively manage without having to outright close down the stadiums fully.
As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, many governments are putting various measures in place to keep the pandemic at bay.

In Japan, the nation's government recently announced on April 25th that a third state of emergency had gone into...

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This Week in Women's Football: Tokyo 2020 Olympics draw, FA WSL, NWSL Challenge Cup, Liga MX Femenil and more

Thursday, Apr 22 2021
This week in women’s football, the NWSL Challenge Cup keeps rolling, the Barclays FA Women’s Super League returns and Liga MX Femenil has two games on U.S. television that you can watch. This and more about the world of women’s football.
Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020

The Women's Olympic Football Tournament draw is set and done. Japan, Canada, Great Britain and Chile will face off in Group E. China PR, Brazil, Zambia and the Netherlands will compete in Group F...

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How to watch the Japan vs Mexico friendly on November 17, 2020

Monday, Nov 16 2020
Both these teams will try to end their international year on a high note with a win this Tuesday. Keep track of this match with our detailed guide.
A turbulent 2020 is set to come to an end, and some national teams will have one last chance to prove themselves in front of their peers with one last friendly match this week.

Two of those teams ready to play one more warmup clash are the national...

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Man Utd comeback vs Juve in 1999 UCL semis, 2015 Women's World Cup final feature in top events to watch until May 14, 2020

Monday, May 11 2020
Carli Lloyd's master-class against Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final can be re-lived, as well as the Red Devils' unforgettable Champions League victory in Turin.
#WorldCupAtHome brings iconic Women's World Cup 2015 final back to the screens

Our list of must-watch replays kicks off with the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Continuing the #WorldCupAtHome campaign, FIFA will air the epic showdown between...

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Belgium vs Japan in 2018 World Cup, eMLS Tournament Week 3 feature in top events to watch until May 03, 2020

Thursday, Apr 30 2020
Elsewhere, fans can re-live the moment a 17-year-old Lionel Messi tore apart Brazil in the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Re-live a 17-year-old Messi taking down Brazil in #WorldCupAtHome campaign

The #WorldCupAtHome campaign is bringing another round of exciting replays, with a FIFA U20 World Cup semi-final showdown between Argentina and Brazil kicking things off...

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