FC Tokyo's Watanabe embracing challenges he faces

Aug 9, 2013

FC Tokyo's Watanabe embracing challenges he faces

FC Tokyo striker Kazuma Watanabe is excited to be leading a new wave of Japanese goal scorers in the race for this season’s J. League golden boot, but that does not mean he is about to sit back and let his countrymen beat him ...

Koroki brace steers Reds past Sanfrecce

Aug 3, 2013

Koroki brace steers Reds past Sanfrecce

Urawa Reds brought Sanfrecce Hiroshima crashing back to earth with a 3-1 win over the J.League leaders on Saturday night. Defending champions Sanfrecce went into the game at Saitama Stadium three points clear of second-place Omiya Ardija having won eight and drawn one of ...

Miyaichi going all out to impress Wenger, earn place

Jul 27, 2013

Miyaichi going all out to impress Wenger, earn place

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Ryo Miyaichi is looking more like his old self after struggling with injuries over the past year, but the Frenchman has stopped short of promising the young winger a place in his squad for the coming season. Miyaichi came ...

Akpom lifts Arsenal with late tally against Urawa

Jul 26, 2013

Akpom lifts Arsenal with late tally against Urawa

A late defensive mix-up denied Urawa Reds an exhibition-match draw with Arsenal as the Premier League heavyweights ran out 2-1 winners on Friday night. Arsenal took the field at Saitama Stadium with a strong lineup featuring England internationals Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, but ...

Giggs urges patience, tips Kagawa for big role at United

Jul 24, 2013

Giggs urges patience, tips Kagawa for big role at United

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs insists there is no need to panic at the club’s lukewarm start under new manager David Moyes, and believes teammate Shinji Kagawa has what it takes to make a big impression over the coming season. United lost 3-2 to ...

Marinos snatch victory from Kagawa, Manchester United

Jul 23, 2013

Marinos snatch victory from Kagawa, Manchester United

Shinji Kagawa came off the bench but failed to prevent Manchester United from falling to a 3-2 exhibition-match defeat to Yokohama F. Marinos on Tuesday night. Kagawa started the match among the substitutes at Nissan Stadium after linking up with the Premier League champions ...

Zaccheroni on lookout for new blood at East Asian Cup

| Jul 17, 2013

Zaccheroni on lookout for new blood at East Asian Cup

Japan heads to South Korea for the East Asian Cup this weekend expecting a completely different challenge from last month’s Confederations Cup, but with the disappointment of a first-round exit from Brazil still fresh in the memory, manager Alberto Zaccheroni will be keen to ...