May 24, 2017

Kubo delighted with Gent contribution

Japan striker Yuya Kubo returned home on Wednesday pleased with his goal-scoring exploits over the second half of the season at Belgium first-division club Gent. Kubo bagged 11 goals for Gent after joining the Jupiler League side from Swiss club Young Boys in January, ...

Apr 9, 2017

Havenaar continues hot streak

In-form Mike Havenaar got his fourth goal in as many games on Saturday as Den Haag held off Groningen 4-3 in the Dutch top flight. The 194-cm striker made it 3-0 for the home side in the 23rd minute, a downward header at the ...

Thailand hoping to frustrate Japan in World Cup qualifier

/ Mar 27, 2017

Thailand hoping to frustrate Japan in World Cup qualifier

Thailand will go for broke against Japan in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with hopes of reproducing Singapore’s epic draw at Saitama Stadium in the previous qualifying round. “We have nothing to lose,” Thai coach Kiatisuk Senamuang said on Monday. “We have the heart and ...

Kagawa taking nothing for granted under Halilhodzic

/ Mar 26, 2017

Kagawa taking nothing for granted under Halilhodzic

Shinji Kagawa may have returned to the starting lineup for Japan in Thursday’s win over the United Arab Emirates, but the Dortmund midfielder feels far from certain about his place in the first team. Following training on Sunday for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against ...

/ 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 ...