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For Japan, Only 1 Way To Get Back Into World Cup: Attack | Fox N

ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "We just have to go for it," the Manchester United star said Monday after a practice session. As he greeted reporters at the team's base camp in Itu, Kagawa admitted with a sheepish grin: "Didn't sleep last night ... The next match was on my mind but it was really yesterday that weighed. I was miserable to my heart's content. But just need to snap celebrity tape out of that ... and go for the win." Under Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni, Japan has chiseled a style based on relentless pressure and precision play-making to force opponents onto the defensive. Aside from a official website moment of first-half brilliance in which the Europe-based star trio of Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda clicked to choreograph a classic Honda strike there was little of that to be seen in Japan's 2-1 defeat Sunday to Ivory Coast. Japan appeared to be spooked by the power and pace of "Les Elephants," hesitant to go all out for goal as they have done so many celebrities times in the past. To be sure, Japan's trademark attacking style has often left them vulnerable in defense. <br>Read more:

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Koyasan, Japan: Overnight On One Of The World's Most Sacred Moun

This two-story pagoda is part of the sacred Danjo Garan site. In the 9th century, Koyasan was founded on this (visit) very ground. At the time, Kobo Daishi held a groundbreaking ceremony then dedicated his life to the construction of Danjo Garan. The Okunoin graveyard has monuments to historic figures, war heroes, royalty, business leaders, children and even pets. Devotees can add their own memorial to the site for a fee. Each morning at 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. at this small shrine, meal offerings are prepared blog url for Kobo Daishi Kukai, placed in a covered box and carried up to his mausoleum by masked monks. This adorable Okunoin cemetery statue is wearing makeup. <br>Read more:

Friday, 13-Jun-2014 20:21 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Germany World Cup 2014 Roster: Squad Info And Group-stage Predic

And with an abundance of talentit would be difficult to find a deeper roster across the online worldJoachim Low's side is a strong favorite to at least add to that latter tally, even coming out of what is arguably the most difficult group. Let's take a closer at Germany as they head to Brazil looking to break their consistency for the better. 2.4% Total votes: 211 Still, Miroslav Klose just turned 36 years old and scored only seven goals in 25 Serie A appearances with Lazio this season. Even if he starts against Portugal, he isn't likely to start every match or always go the full 90. There are a slew of candidates to take his spot in Germany's false nine, but the two we've seen most recently are Mario Goetze and Thomas Mueller. Goetze, Bayern Munich's 21-year-old burgeoning star, has been the more common choice with Mueller staying on the outside. However, during the June 1 friendly against Cameroon, Muellerthe 2010 Golden Boot winnerwas far more efficient in the striker role after Goetze's departure. Low, via DW Sports, praised the 24-year-old: Low: "Thomas Muller is always good for a goal. He goes into the gaps, makes the runs....." Then comes the word "instinct" from coach's mouth DW - Sports (@dw_sports) June 1, 2014 Really, it's not. Another potential problem resides at right backat least if Philipp Lahm ends up playing a central midfield role, as he often did for Bayern this season. <br>More:

Monday, 9-Jun-2014 21:40 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Australia Could Have His Next Start In The Dubai Duty Free Irish

The regally-bred colt lived up to his star billing when claiming the Investec Derby by a length and a quarter from Kingston Hill, and Aidan O'Brien reports the son of Galileo to have come out of the Classic in good form. O'Brien said: "He's fine this morning, he was just out for a walk and he looks great. The Irish Derby would be a possibility, but it will be up to the lads (Coolmore) to decide. The ground will obviously be a factor and we will try not to run him on bad ground." Of his other runners, O'Brien said of Geoffrey Chaucer, who was last of 16: "Geoffrey Chaucer was badly hampered and after that Ryan (Moore) was very easy on him and let him canter home. "Orchestra (12th) was very green and babyish and the occasion may have just got to him. Kingfisher (10th) ran very well and he won't mind dropping back in trip." For his part, winning rider Joseph O'Brien would have no qualms about taking on the best over a mile once more with Australia, who was narrowly denied by Night Of Thunder and Kingman in the more info QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Night Of Thunder and subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Kingman look set to lock horns again in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. O'Brien junior said: "When we heard about the forecast for Saturday, we'd have had no qualms about taking him out and taking on the other two horses (Night Of Thunder and Kingman) in the St James's Palace. <br>More:

Sunday, 8-Jun-2014 17:06 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Austria Sending Auditors To Check Gold Held By Bank Of England |

Fast forward a year and Buba, as the Federal Bank of Germany is sometimes referred to, has only managed to bring home a paltry 37 tonnes of gold. And a mere 5 tonnes of that came from the US, the rest from Paris. The US Fed holds 45% of the total 3,396 tonnes German gold. Now Austria, perhaps unnerved by Germany's experience with their bullion and mindful of Brown's Bottom , is sending a team of auditors to check on gold held by the Bank of England. According to only 17% of Austria's 280 tonnes of gold reserves are held inside the webblog European nation with the Bank of England holding the bulk or some 150 tonnes worth more than $6.2 billion. Under public pressure the Austrian accountability office is sending a delegation verify bullion held in London vaults: I acknowledge the request. <br>More:

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