• Kyodo


Nuremberg midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has vowed to plug the gap left by injured Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa when Japan take on Oman in next week’s World Cup qualifier In Muscat.

Kagawa has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Group B clash after sustaining a left knee injury in the first half of the Red Devils’ 3-2 win over Braga in the Champions League on Oct. 23.

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