Hundreds of Japanese soccer fans flocked to Tokyo's Narita International Airport to greet their national team as they returned from the world cup in Qatar. Tthough Japan was eliminated in the round of 16 but their fans still proud of the team's achievement.
Japan National Football Team returned home on Wednesday. Samurai Blue Manafer Hajime Moriyasu and Captain Maya Yoshida, Alongside other players such as ritsu Doan and Junya Ito were welcomed back by a huge crowd at the airport in chiba prefecture.
Some of Japan's Europe based players have returned tho their clubs. Japan having surprised the world with group stage wins over germany and spain eventually exiting in the round of 16 on penalties to croatia.
Meanwhile Spain's National squad touched in Madrid on Wednesday after crashing out of the World Cup to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The teams were deadlocked at 1-0 following regulation and extra time in their last-16 match.
It is now 10 years since spain won their last major trophy and they have failed to progress past the last 16 since they won the World Cup in 2010. Head coach luis enrique has insisted that it is too early to make a decision over his future.
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Fans in Casablanca celebrated morocco's shock penalty shoot-out win against Spain in the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Tuesday (6/12/2022). The celebration also happened in the Spanish Capital City of Madrid. Penalties were required, after neither side could find the net, following 120 minutes of play.
Morocco stunned the 2010 winners, by winning the shoot-out 3-0, with Achraf Hakimi scoring an audacious panenka, to send his side into the quarter-finals for the first time in their history. Exuberant Moroccans, poured into the streets of Madrid, waving flags and honking horns to celebrate their national soccer team's historic victory over Spain at the World Cup.
In the Spanish Capital, a crowd of youths waving Moroccan flags gathered in the center, Puerta del sol square. People cheered and chanted, some were lighting flares.
The atlas lions are the only team, from outside Europe or South America, to make it to the quarterfinals in Qatar, and the first Arab team in World Cup history to make it to the last eight. Morocco is the only Arab and African nation, left in the tournament, in the first World Cup held in the middle east. Its World Cup success has reverberated across the Arab World, and among Moroccan and some other immigrant communities in Europe.
A man blew himself at a Police Station in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday (7/12/2022). Indonesian national police confirmed that an officer was killed and seven others were injured in the bombing.
Earlier an unidentified man entered the Astana Anyar Police Station with a motorcycle at around 8.20 a.m. during a morning roll call. The man then blew himself up as police were lining up for a morning assembly.
Six were wounded and were rushed to a hospital, together with a civilian who was in close proximity to the explosion and sustained a minor injury.
Bandung metropolitan police chief Aswin Sipayung said the attack involve a lone bomber. A second explosion was heard around two hours later, but police said it came from the bomb disposal unit, which safely detonated an unexploded explosive found at the scene.
The police station and surrounding areas were sterilized as the investigation was underway. No party has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack or linked to it. The last suicide bombings in Indonesia were carried out by those who affiliated with the Jemaah Ansharud Daulah, an Indonesia terrorist group that is linked to the international terrorism network, Islamic State.
In Mongolia's Capital, Ulaanbaatar thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest against corruption in the government's coal sales. Thousands of Mongolians mostly young people held signs and chanted outside the state palace where the offices of the president and other officials are located.
Inflation and reports of coal corruption scandal prompted them to miss work and school to demand an answer from the government. Demonstrators were also demanding that the government investigate claims that 385 thousand tons of coal were stolen from stockpiles on Mongolia’s border with China.
The allegations centre on coal from mines controlled by erdenes tavan tolgoi which local media reports said has been placed under state supervision as an investigation is conducted by the government's independent authority against corruption.
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For the sake of rescuing their cattle and other valuables dozens of villagers from Sumber Wuluh in the slope of mount Semeru Indonesia's East Java decided to return home to gather their belongings despite warnings to stay away from the area due to potential further eruption of the volcano.
Mount semeru's eruption began sunday and continued Monday but residents of sumber wuluh village risked their safety to rescue their valuables at home. They returned home even when semeru continued spewing ashes from its crater on monday and authorities have warned to avoid any activities in the area.
In their village, volcanic ashes have covered dozen of houses, worship places and two bridges. This fact did not deter the villagers from rescuing their belongings No casualties have been reported so far from the mount Semeru eruption.