Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano scored a goal apiece as Mexico overcame a difficult first half to defeat Japan 2-0 on Tuesday.
"We won't take risks with any footballer," Martino said of Hector Herrera and Jesus Corona as Mexico prepare to face Japan.
The Mexican men's national team will be returning to Europe next month for friendlies against South Korea (Nov. 14) and Japan (Nov. 17).
Unai Emery's embarrassingly over-conservative approach to Take Kubo's game time at Villarreal has to stop. The Japan star needs a chance to shine.
Malaysia and Indonesia have been kept apart in the group stage of the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship after the draw was made on Thursday afternoon.
Veteran Maya Yoshida's goal is to play European football for as long as he can and to help Japan go on a deep World Cup run.
Japan captain Maya Yoshida sees young talent Takefusa Kubo as key for the national team as they compete in a crowded Asian field.
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The head of Japan soccer, who is also the vice-chairman of the Japan Olympic Committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Shinji Okazaki's spell with Spanish side Malaga has been cut short after less than four weeks.
Japan and Ecuador were eliminated from the Copa America on Monday after their 1-1 draw gifted Paraguay a quarterfinal berth.
Japan played very well against Uruguay, so it's no surprise they earned a draw. But the result revealed that Uruguay have some things to work out.
Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a superb Japan side in the Copa America with the help of two questionable decisions.
A 4-0 win over Japan looks good on paper, but the reality is Chile's ageing group of once-great stars will be in trouble against more quality sides.
Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scored for the first time in five months as Chile beat Japan 4-0 in their Copa America title-defence opener.
Kensuke Nagai scored his first goals for Japan with a brace in a 2-0 win over El Salvador in Miyagi on Sunday.
Trinidad and Tobago held a tired-looking Japan to a 0-0 draw during an uninspiring friendly at Toyota Stadium in Aichi on Wednesday.
Keisuke Honda is hunting his next "great opportunity" as he seeks to keep his football career alive to the Tokyo Olympics next year.
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Shoya Nakajima came off the bench to score the only goal in a 1-0 victory for Japan over Bolivia in an international friendly in Kobe on Tuesday.
Colombia's record goal scorer Radamel Falcao scored from the penalty spot to defeat Japan 1-0 on Friday.
Qatar has joined a growing list of recent tournament winners - like Chile, Portugal and France - that functioned almost solely as the reactive team.
Qatar claimed their first Asian Cup triumph with a stunning 3-1 win over four-times champions Japan on Friday.
A Bundesliga winner with Dortmund in 2011 and 2012, the 29-year-old Japan international was originally signed for €350,000 from Cerezo Osaka.