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Winners and Losers of the 2022 World Cup Group Stage

The World Cup group stage is in the books, but before we become fully immersed in the excitement of the knockout rounds, let's review...

The Rise of Japanese Football: How the Nation Has Not-So-Quietly Become...

Competing in its seventh straight World Cup, the new golden generation of Japan is ready to shock the world. When thinking about sports in Japan,...

The Greatest World Cup Kits of All Time: 2022 Group E

Our mission to identify the greatest World Cup kit worn by each nation heading to Qatar this month continues with Group E: Japan, Germany,...

20 Years On: Revisiting the Underrated 2002 Japan/Korea World Cup

Now more than 20 years removed from the first World Cup in the 21st century, we take a look back at the 2002 World...

The 6 Best Football Kits at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics finally underway, we take a look at the six best football kits we'll see during the games.  After an exciting...

Urban Lens: The Captain Tsubasa Stadium In Osaka Is a Stage...

While it may not be as popular as baseball, the beautiful game thrives in Japan — especially in its street form. Home to some...

Get Hyped for Tomorrow’s Massive BAPE x F.C. Real Bristol Collab

One of the most hyped collaborations of the year so far, the BAPE x F.C. Real Bristol collection celebrates the 26th and 20th anniversary...

The Five Most Unforgettable Moments From World Cup 2018

With the drama-laden World Cup 2018 coming to a close yesterday, we look back at five of the most unforgettable moments from the chaotic,...

Introducing the Urban Pitch World Cup 2018 Kit Challenge!

Because we just can't wait for the summer, we have created a World Cup 2018 Kit Challenge, in which readers decide via Instagram poll...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 2018 World Cup Kit...

With the 2018 World Cup officially less than three months away, many national team kits have been unveiled so fans can pick up the new...

Tokyo Teeming With Talent at the First-Ever World Freestyle Masters Competition

Picking up where the F3 Tour left off, the WFFA World Freestyle Masters Competition featured 24 of the world's top freestylers battling for the...

World Freestyle Masters Set to Converge in Tokyo for a Brand...

Following the transition from the Freestyle Football Federation (F3) to the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA), the World Masters tournament will be the first...

Japan’s Ultra-Creative Freestyle Scene Put On Full Display Once Again at...

In a melting-pot-competition of freestyle sports that included football, basketball, and flatland BMX, Freestyle Fes saw some of Japan's most talented athletes go toe-to-toe...

Inaugural AFC U20 Futsal Championship Showcases Asia’s Best Young Talent

The first ever U20 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship heads into the semifinals and finals stages this week in host nation Thailand. While...

11-Year-Old Shiou is Giving Pannas and Taking Names

Eleven-year-old prodigy Shiou from Japan has been turning heads in the street football world with his impressive moves. Though he suffered an unexpected loss in the recent Pannahouse Invitationals, his advanced ...

Japanese Girl Rocks at Freestyle and She’s Only 7 Years Old?!

There's definitely something special happening with the freestyle scene in Japan. Previously, Keisuke aka freestyle10k got our attention with his mad skills and flair at only 16 years old. Now we...

Urban Spotlight: Kotaro Tokuda, Youngest Freestyle Champ

One of Japan's premier freestylers, Kotaro Tokuda aka "Tokura," first began playing soccer in the sixth grade. When an injury on the field turned...

World Record Holder Laura Biondo Reveals Her Favorite Trick

Multiple Guinness World Records holder, including for most headers in a minute and most ATWs in a minute, and decorated freestyle champ Laura Biondo makes "The Clipper" seem...

What Kind of Superfood Diet Is This Japanese Kid On?!

Have you been introduced yet to Keisuke, aka freestyle10k? This kid has a ridiculous flow, and he's only 16! When I was his age, I...

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