After the jump is a list of official, frequently used digital media accounts where available for teams in J.League Division 1. For the avoidance of doubt, this list is accurate for the forthcoming 2013 season. Where a club utilises more than one account, that with the most likes or followers is specified. No accounts dedicated to or that primarily concern official mascots are included. Click the relevant links for similar lists for teams in J.League Division 2 and the Japan Football League, and the relevant football associations and authorities and national teams.
Click “continue reading” for a list of official, frequently used digital media accounts where available for teams in J.League Division 2. This list is accurate for the coming 2013 campaign. The most popular accounts have been listed for teams with more than one official account, and no accounts dedicated to or primarily concerning club mascots are included. Click the following links for similar lists for teams in J.League Division 1 and the Japan Football League, and the relevant football associations and authorities and national teams.
After the break you’ll find a list of official, frequently used digital media accounts where available for clubs competing in the 2013 Japan Football League. Only the most popular accounts are listed for teams sides who use more than one official account for a particular social media tool, and accounts “controlled” by club mascots have been disregarded. You can find similar lists for teams in J.League Division 1 and Division 2, and the relevant football associations and authorities and national teams by clicking the appropriate link.
Click through for a list of official social and digital media accounts associated with the Japan men’s and women’s national football teams and those of the Japanese football authorities, or alternatively visit these links for lists of social media accounts used by teams in J.League Division 1, Division 2 and the JFL. Where an organisation uses more than one account for the same type of social media, that with the most likes or followers is specified.
(The Under-19 Japan women’s national football team romp to a 6-0 victory against Vietnam in the 2011 AFC Championship, which included a hat-trick from Kumi Yokoyama and a brace for Mai Kyōkawa. The latter will be absent as the Under-20 Women’s World Cup gets underway on Sunday, injury putting her hopes of participating beyond reach)
The Young Nadeshiko begin their campaign for World Cup success on 19 August against Mexico on the back of the silver medal the senior women’s side earned at the Olympic Games, and the prospects of success are strong as they seek to emulate the 2011 World Cup victory. The twenty-one player squad contains ten of those who featured in the 2010 Under-17 Women’s World Cup and lost in the final on penalties to South Korea, while as many as fifteen who took part in last year’s AFC Under-19 Women’s Championship triumph have been selected for a competition being played on home soil.
The Young Nadeshiko had been dealt a blow in their preparations with leading goalscorer and INAC Kobe Leonessa star Mai Kyōkawa absent through injury, while Mana Iwabuchi, still eligible for the Under-20 side, will not be participating owing to her recent commitments with the senior team, a decision made after she underwent surgery on a toe in January. However, manager Hiroshi Yoshida is still confident of success, proclaiming his players to be the most technically gifted in the world and believing they can play at an even higher level at this tournament.
Many of the games will be broadcast live around the world. For visitors to the site from Europe, Eurosport will be providing coverage, a schedule for which can be found here. In the United States, ESPNU will also be showing live matches, and for those in other territories, please click the link for details of broadcasters.
Japan’s Group A fixtures in full:
After the jump is a list of Twitter accounts of players who have recently been named in Japan’s Men’s (including Under-23) or Women’s national football team squad (including Young Nadeshiko), and from which tweets are sent regularly. For the avoidance of doubt, players who have earned call-ups to both age-group and senior squads have been placed in the senior pool. If you note any that are absent or are incorrect, please send me an email or a tweet to Follow @lovefutebol
If you visit this site from the UK (or using a UK IP Address, for example via a VPN), the BBC has on-demand coverage of the full 90 minutes for the Samurai Blue and Nadeshiko matches played in Group D and Group F respectively to date. This post will be updated as and when the on-demand video is updated on the BBC website.
Click the links under the Match heading for the relevant video:
|Group F||Women||25 July||17:00||Japan 2 Canada 1||City of Coventry Stadium||Group F||Women||28 July||12:00||Japan 0 Sweden 0||City of Coventry Stadium|
|Group F||Women||31 July||14:30||Japan 0 South Africa 0||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|QF||Women||3 August||17:00||Japan 2 Brazil 0||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
|SF||Women||6 August||17:00||Japan 2 France 1||Wembley Stadium, London|
|G.Medal||Women||9 August||19:45||Japan 1 USA 2||Wembley Stadium, London||Group D||Men||26 July||14:45||Japan 1 Spain 0||Hampden Park, Glasgow|
|Group D||Men||29 July||17:00||Japan 1 Morocco 0||St James’ Park, Newcastle|
|Group D||Men||1 August||17:00||Japan 0 Honduras 0||City of Coventry Stadium|
|QF||Men||4 August||12:00||Japan 3 Egypt 0||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|SF||Men||7 August||17:00||Japan 1 Mexico 3||Wembley Stadium, London|
|B.Medal||Men||10 August||19:45||Japan 0 South Korea 2||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff|
This is an embeddable, expandable map for all teams across both J.League divisions using their respective logos as a place marker. The Info Windows for each club are now complete, including stadium photos and addresses, together with club website and contact information. Only primary stadia have been mapped to these point, and auxiliary stadia will also follow in due course, together with links to current and future content on Football Japan.
(Please note that this will work with Google Earth, and clicking this link provides access to the KML file for Google Earth. However, I am working on a standalone, separate project to make greater use of this more powerful tool, which will be completed in 2013)
Finally, the map can be opened in google maps by clicking this link.
A fixtures calendar, covering J.League Divisions 1 and 2, the Yamazaki Nabisco and Emperor’s Cups, and Men’s and Women’s internationals (including the Olympic Games and forthcoming FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup), can now be accessed from the following links:
iCal (.ics file type) is compatible with most calendar software including Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook Lotus Notes and Yahoo Calendar.
If you wish to see Japan Football League or L.League fixtures added to the calendar, or if you have any feedback, suggestions or amendments you believe should be made, please send me an email or contact me on Twitter at Follow @lovefutebol