Halilhodzic warns Honda to find regular playing time

Soccer / World Cup Jan 1, 2017

Halilhodzic warns Honda to find regular playing time

Keisuke Honda should seriously consider leaving AC Milan or risk losing his place on the Japan squad, according to national coach Vahid Halilhodzic. "I need Honda to play more on a regular basis," Halilhodzic said in an end-of-year interview with members of the Tokyo Sportswriters' ...

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 30, 2016

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said in an interview with Kyodo News. Sapporo, which will host the Asian Winter Games for a ...

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

Soccer Dec 12, 2016

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

Once again, Kashima Antlers banked on the experience and savvy that has led to a record eight J. League championships, when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 on Sunday to book a place in the Club World Cup semifinals. While Mu Kanazaki, who came off the ...

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

Soccer Oct 5, 2016

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

Japan international Keisuke Honda on Tuesday slammed AC Milan supporters as being fair-weather fans, saying their ruthlessness is not helping the storied club turn its fortunes around. Honda, back with the national team for the World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and Australia, two games that ...