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:

Joseph urges Japan to look toward future, forget 2015

/ Jan 19, 2017

Joseph urges Japan to look toward future, forget 2015

Japan rugby head coach Jamie Joseph on Thursday urged the Brave Blossoms to forget about their 2015 World Cup heroics and focus on rebuilding for the 2019 tournament on home soil. “What’s important now is that we leave the World Cup behind,” Joseph said ...

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 ...