Weary Nigeria outscores Japan in opening match

Aug 5, 2016

Weary Nigeria outscores Japan in opening match

Japan’s Rio Olympic campaign got off to an embarrassing start on Thursday, losing 5-4 to a Nigerian team that only arrived in Brazil just hours before kickoff. But the delay did not stop Nigeria from putting five past a Japanese team that struggled with ...

Jun 23, 2016

Koroki to play for Japan in Rio as overage player

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki will head to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the third and final overage player to be selected, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. Koroki and Urawa have been in discussions with the JFA over the call-up, and the ...

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Jun 19, 2016

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki was named the Japan Football Association’s third and final overage player for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday. Koroki, pending successful discussions with the player and his club, will join defenders Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) and Hiroki ...

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Jun 12, 2016

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki said Saturday he is honored to be considered among the three overage players on the shortlist for Japan’s team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “It’s flattering and an incredible honor to have your name mentioned,” Koroki said after ...

Koroki leads Reds past Avispa

Mar 12, 2016

Koroki leads Reds past Avispa

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Shinzo Koroki scored a goal in each half to help Urawa Reds get back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over promoted Avispa Fukuoka on Saturday. Reds, who finished second in the overall J. League table last season but lost in the first ...

Reds aiming to claim J. League title by beating Gamba

Nov 21, 2014

Reds aiming to claim J. League title by beating Gamba

The last time Urawa Reds won the J. League in 2006, they beat Gamba Osaka at home on the final weekend to capture their first-ever championship. Reds are hoping to recreate some of the magic on Saturday at Saitama Stadium, where victory over Gamba ...

Oct 27, 2014

Reds' Koroki breaks fibula

Urawa Reds’ run at their second J. League championship took a hit as their top scorer Shinzo Koroki was diagnosed with a fractured fibula, the J1 leaders said Monday. Koroki suffered the injury when he was kicked by Kashima Antlers’ Daigo Nishi in Sunday’s ...

Urawa Reds ease past Shonan Bellmare

Apr 15, 2013

Urawa Reds ease past Shonan Bellmare

Shinzo Koroki opens his Urawa Reds account as the former Asian club champions kept the pressure on early pacesetters Yokohama F Marinos with a routine 2-0 win over promoted Shonan Bellmare in the J-League on Sunday.