Andrew Mckirdy

Andrew McKirdy is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His main beat is soccer, but he has also covered rugby, tennis, volleyball, golf and even tug-of-war. A native of the Scottish Borders, he has written for The Scotsman newspaper and organized filming for a program on Japanese soccer for ITV television.

For Andrew Mckirdy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Rugby star Pocock preparing to swap Japan for African wilderness

Jan 15, 2017

Rugby star Pocock preparing to swap Japan for African wilderness

Australian rugby star David Pocock has enjoyed locking horns with the big beasts of Japan’s Top League since joining the Panasonic Wild Knights in December. But the free-spirited 28-year-old is ready for an even bigger adventure as he prepares to take a six-month sabbatical ...

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

Dec 17, 2016

FIFA boss backs bigger World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Saturday claimed there are “no down sides” to expanding the World Cup to 48 teams and “no taboos” in discussing changes to soccer’s flagship competition. Infantino has proposed increasing the number of teams at the World Cup from the ...