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/ Mar 20, 2017

Kagawa confident Japan can cope without Hasebe

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa believes Japan has enough strength in depth to cover for Makoto Hasebe if the national team captain is forced, as expected, to sit out Thursday’s World Cup qualifier away to the United Arab Emirates. Hasebe arrived in the UAE ...

/ Mar 19, 2017

Hasebe to join Japan squad despite club's injury fears

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will join up with the national team in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday as scheduled ahead of its crunch World Cup qualifier here, despite his German club Eintracht Frankfurt saying he would soon have to undergo knee surgery. Frankfurt ...

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

/ Mar 19, 2017

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

Gamba Osaka allowed Urawa Reds to snatch a point at the death as the J. League’s heavyweights shared the points in a 1-1 draw on Sunday ahead of the international break. Yasuyuki Konno thought he was the match-winner after pushing Gamba in front with ...

Wenger to make announcement on future 'very soon'

Mar 19, 2017

Wenger to make announcement on future 'very soon'

Arsene Wenger revealed he will make an announcement about his Arsenal future “very soon” after his side’s problems multiplied in a 3-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. “I know what I’ll do in my future, so you will know very soon,” Wenger ...

Manchester United advances as Poga injures hamstring

Mar 17, 2017

Manchester United advances as Poga injures hamstring

Manchester United’s progress to the Europa League quarterfinals came at a cost after Paul Pogba hobbled off with a hamstring injury in the 1-0 victory over Rostov on Thursday night. United manager Jose Mourinho suggested Pogba “paid a price” for the team’s accumulation of ...

Middlesbrough, manager Karanka part ways

Mar 16, 2017

Middlesbrough, manager Karanka part ways

Aitor Karanka left Middlesbrough on Thursday after more than three years in charge with the club fighting relegation from the Premier League. The Spanish coach has been on a 10-game winless run that has left Middlesbrough next-to-last in the standings, three points from safety ...

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 ...