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Halilhodzic keeps spot for Honda on 25-man squad

/ Mar 16, 2017

Halilhodzic keeps spot for Honda on 25-man squad

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has decided to keep faith in Keisuke Honda, naming the out-of-favor AC Milan attacker to his 25-man squad on Thursday for this month’s World Cup final-round qualifiers against United Arab Emirates and Thailand. Halilhodzic also threw in a few surprises ...

Monaco storms past Manchester City

Mar 16, 2017

Monaco storms past Manchester City

Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko’s thumping header sent Monaco through to the Champions League quarterfinals as the home side beat Manchester City 3-1 on Wednesday to progress on the away goals rule in another pulsating match between two attack-minded sides. City fought back from 2-0 down ...

FC Tokyo hits Vegalta for six in J. League Cup

/ Mar 15, 2017

FC Tokyo hits Vegalta for six in J. League Cup

FC Tokyo scored six unanswered goals to open the J. League Cup competition as Yoshiyuki Shinoda’s side thrashed Vegalta Sendai in Group A on Wednesday. Takuma Abe and Shoya Nakajima bagged braces and Kento Hashimoto and Peter Utaka chipped in with a goal each ...

Gamba lose at home again in ACL

Mar 15, 2017

Gamba lose at home again in ACL

Gamba Osaka are already feeling the heat just three games into the Asian Champions League after Kenta Hasegawa’s men lost again at home on Wednesday, this time 1-0 to Jiangsu Suning. Ramires’ 39th-minute strike turned out to be the lone goal at Suita Stadium, ...

/ Mar 15, 2017

Japan to play Syria in World Cup tune-up

Japan will host Syria in a warm-up for its World Cup qualifier against Iraq in June, the Japan Football Association announced Wednesday. Japan will play Syria on June 7 at Ajinomoto Stadium, ahead of the June 13 qualifier also at home to Iraq. Japan ...

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Mar 15, 2017

Okazaki's Leicester ousts Sevilla in Champions League

Shinji Okazaki’s Leicester City continued its dream debut in the Champions League by beating Sevilla 2-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Tuesday night, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. The Foxes faced the difficult task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg defeat away in Spain that spelled ...

Antlers pounce on Brisbane Roar

/ Mar 14, 2017

Antlers pounce on Brisbane Roar

The Kashima Antlers rebounded from a shock first defeat in Group E to brush aside Brisbane Roar 3-0 at home in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night. Kashima was stunned 2-1 away to Thailand’s Muangthong United two weeks ago, but goals from Yuma ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Gamba goalie Higashiguchi breaks cheekbone

Gamba Osaka goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi is expected to be out of action for a month with a fractured left cheekbone, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday. Higashiguchi suffered the injury in Gamba’s 3-0 league win at home to FC Tokyo on Saturday. The ...

Conte, Mourinho feud in tight F.A. Cup match

Mar 14, 2017

Conte, Mourinho feud in tight F.A. Cup match

N’Golo Kante blasted Chelsea to a fiery 1-0 win over 10-man Manchester United in the F.A. Cup quarterfinals on Monday as Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho feuded on the touchline. Kante’s superb second-half strike that eliminated the holders came after they had midfielder Ander ...

Spurs thrash Millwall in Cup but lose top scorer Kane

Mar 13, 2017

Spurs thrash Millwall in Cup but lose top scorer Kane

Son Heung-min left with the match ball, Harry Kane with a protective boot. Kane limped off after twisting his right ankle under a 10th-minute challenge against Millwall, but Son conjured up a hat trick to propel Tottenham to a 6-0 rout Sunday of the ...

Kubo's wonder goal puts Gent into playoffs

Mar 13, 2017

Kubo's wonder goal puts Gent into playoffs

Yuya Kubo struck for the third successive game in style in Gent’s 3-0 victory over Mechelen in the Belgian Jupiler League on Sunday. Kubo stated his case for another call-up to the Japan national team with a superb solo effort shortly before the break, ...