/ May 15, 2017

Cerezo to host Sevilla in July friendly

Cerezo Osaka announced on Monday that it will host Spanish side Sevilla on July 17 in a friendly as part of the J. League’s newly launched International Series. Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake will face his old La Liga club, with whom the 27-year old ...

Apr 16, 2017

Kagawa thanks Dortmund fans after win

Shinji Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 at home on Saturday in its first Bundesliga game since its bus was targeted by three explosions on Tuesday, and he was full of praise for the club’s fans. “The (fans) created the atmosphere that enabled ...

Kagawa shines as Dortmund falls in rescheduled game

Apr 13, 2017

Kagawa shines as Dortmund falls in rescheduled game

Midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored one goal and created another but Borussia Dortmund lost the first leg of their rescheduled Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco 3-2 on Wednesday, a day after three explosions targeted the German Bundesliga team’s bus. Kagawa showed great awareness to set ...

Bus carrying Kagawa, Dortmund teammates rocked by explosions

Apr 12, 2017

Bus carrying Kagawa, Dortmund teammates rocked by explosions

Three explosions went off near a bus carrying Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund team Tuesday ahead of a Champions League match at the German side’s home stadium. Investigators said they found a letter appearing to claim responsibility for the blasts near the bus ...

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Apr 5, 2017

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa continued his late season surge by opening his 2016-17 account with a goal and an assist in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Hamburg SV on Tuesday. It was better late than never for the Japan midfielder, who, with just seven games left ...

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 ...

Kagawa's status uncertain for Oman friendly

Nov 10, 2016

Kagawa's status uncertain for Oman friendly

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is an injury doubt for Japan’s World Cup qualifying warm-up against Oman in Kashima on Friday. Kagawa trained separately from the main group after arriving back in Japan and skipped Wednesday’s session because of a sore right ankle, although ...