Honda vows to fight on despite defeat

Jun 25, 2014

Honda vows to fight on despite defeat

No matter how tough the going gets, Keisuke Honda never shows signs of defeat, a testament to the Japanese international’s mental strength. But on Tuesday, after Colombia’s Jackson Martinez put the game out of Japan’s reach with his second goal in the 82nd minute, ...

Ball control key against Greece: Honda

Jun 17, 2014

Ball control key against Greece: Honda

Japan talisman Keisuke Honda said Monday the side must try to dominate possession if it is to keep its World Cup hopes alive after a defeat in its Group C opener. Honda gave the Asian champions the lead against Cote d’Ivoire on Saturday but, ...

Japan wins final warm-up match

Jun 7, 2014

Japan wins final warm-up match

by Gus Fielding

AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda scored twice and Yoshito Okubo grabbed a dramatic late winner on Friday as Japan came from 2-0 down to beat Zambia 4-3 in its final warm-up match for the upcoming World Cup finals. Goals from Christopher Katongo and Nathan ...

Honda restates World Cup title ambition

Jun 1, 2014

Honda restates World Cup title ambition

by Gus Fielding

AC Milan attacker Keisuke Honda on Saturday reasserted his claim that Japan has the potential to win the World Cup in Brazil, and says he will play as though it is his last appearance in global soccer’s showcase tournament. The bleach-blond midfielder was the ...