Yoshida eyes England showdown at World Cup

Jun 1, 2014

Yoshida eyes England showdown at World Cup

by Gus Fielding

Southampton central defender Maya Yoshida admits he is excited by the prospect of Japan playing England in the second round of the World Cup finals, but reckons Roy Hodgson’s men could find it difficult to progress from the group phase. Japan has been drawn ...

Venlo chief eyes new Japanese talent

Apr 3, 2014

Venlo chief eyes new Japanese talent

by Gus Fielding

VVV Venlo may have taken its eye off the ball when it opted not to sign Shinji Kagawa. But the Dutch second-division side cashed in on the sale of both Keisuke Honda and Maya Yoshida, and chairman Hai Berden says the club is happy ...

Mar 28, 2014

Southampton's Yoshida injures knee, questionable for World Cup

The injury bug has again bitten Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni’s team, this time with Southampton defender Maya Yoshida ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season with a right-knee injury on Thursday. According to Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino, Yoshida damaged a ligament ...

Yoshida calls for calm ahead of Jordan clash

Mar 25, 2013

Yoshida calls for calm ahead of Jordan clash

by Gus Fielding

Japan defender Maya Yoshida has called for cool heads as the Asian champions prepared to leave Sunday for a high-stakes World Cup qualifier against Jordan in Amman. Wary of what he describes as whistle-happy Asian referees, the Southampton center back has admitted he may ...