Kakitani double gives Japan first East Asian Cup title

Jul 28, 2013

Kakitani double gives Japan first East Asian Cup title

Yoichiro Kakitani completed a brace with a dramatic winner as Japan won its first East Asian Cup title by beating host South Korea 2-1 in Sunday’s tournament finale. The Cerezo Osaka striker broke the deadlock with his second goal in as many games in ...

Jul 24, 2013

Toyoda ready for physical match against Australia

New Japan forward Yohei Toyoda will welcome the physicality of Australia when Alberto Zaccheroni’s side take on the Socceroos in the East Asian Cup on Thursday. “Physical contact doesn’t faze me one bit,” Toyoda said on the eve of Japan’s second match in the ...

Zaccheroni casts wide net for East Asian Cup

Jul 15, 2013

Zaccheroni casts wide net for East Asian Cup

National team coach Alberto Zaccheroni on Monday handed first callups to in-form strikers Yoichiro Kakitani of Cerezo Osaka and Sagan Tosu’s Yohei Toyoda in naming a 23-man squad for the upcoming East Asian Cup in South Korea. Toyoda, who was part of Japan’s 2008 ...