Kagawa recalls Kobe earthquake

Jan 17, 2015

Kagawa recalls Kobe earthquake

by Gus Fielding

Twenty years on to the day, Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa on Saturday recalled the terrifying moment a massive earthquake struck his hometown of Kobe and said he hopes charity soccer matches will continue to be held to commemorate the disaster that claimed the lives ...

Jan 10, 2015

Kagawa has injury scare in practice

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa suffered an injury scare during training on Saturday, two days before Japan launches its Asian Cup title defense against Group D underdog Palestine. Kagawa landed on his left elbow during a game of foot volleyball. The 25-year-old left the ...

Kagawa steers clear of questions about manager Aguirre

Dec 22, 2014

Kagawa steers clear of questions about manager Aguirre

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa refused to comment on the match-fixing scandal engulfing Japan coach Javier Aguirre as he arrived back in Japan on Monday to prepare for the Asian Cup. Kagawa signed autographs for fans at Tokyo’s Haneda airport but would not respond ...

Concussed Kagawa to miss Brazil friendly

Oct 11, 2014

Concussed Kagawa to miss Brazil friendly

Shinji Kagawa will not travel to Singapore for Japan’s friendly against Brazil after showing symptoms of a concussion, the Japan Football Association said following Friday’s 1-0 victory over Jamaica. Kagawa was taken to the hospital where he was to undergo detailed tests. The team ...

Kagawa pulls strings for Dortmund in win over Anderlecht

Oct 2, 2014

Kagawa pulls strings for Dortmund in win over Anderlecht

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa had a hand in all three goals as Borussia Dortmund beat Anderlecht 3-0 away on Wednesday to stay top of Champions League Group D. Kagawa created the opener after just three minutes, scooping a lovely ball into the box for ...

Aguirre calls up Kagawa, Havenaar

Oct 1, 2014

Aguirre calls up Kagawa, Havenaar

Japan coach Javier Aguirre called up Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Cordoba striker Mike Havenaar as the Mexican named a 23-man squad for upcoming Asian Cup warmups against Jamaica and Brazil. Aguirre also selected three uncapped players — Gen Shoji, Tsukasa Shiotani and Yu ...

Kagawa enjoys happy return

Sep 14, 2014

Kagawa enjoys happy return

Japan international Shinji Kagawa sparkled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal for the Ruhr Valley club and helping set up another in a 3-1 win over Freiburg on Saturday. The 25-year-old Kagawa, who spent two seasons at Manchester United after winning ...

Kagawa leaves Man United to return to Dortmund

Sep 1, 2014

Kagawa leaves Man United to return to Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admitted Sunday he thought long and hard before leaving Manchester United to rejoin Borussia Dortmund. “It was a very difficult decision for me,” Kagawa said, after signing a four-year deal to June 2018 with the eight-time Bundesliga champions a day before the ...