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Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup

Soccer Nov 20, 2018

Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup

Japan proved a cut above in its last friendly before next year's Asian Cup, beating Kyrgyzstan 4-0 on Tuesday. A second-minute strike by national team debutant Ryosuke Yamanaka set the tone, with Genki Haraguchi adding another midway through the first half and substitutes Yuya Osako ...

Genki Haraguchi says he's reached agreement to join Hannover

Soccer Jun 12, 2018

Genki Haraguchi says he's reached agreement to join Hannover

Japan midfielder Genki Haraguchi confirmed Monday a reported move from Hertha Berlin to Hannover in a transfer deal involving the two Bundesliga clubs. Speaking to reporters after a pre-World Cup training session at Tivoli Stadium, Haraguchi, who is currently in Austria as Japan prepares for ...

Genki Haraguchi set for Hannover move

Soccer Jun 4, 2018

Genki Haraguchi set for Hannover move

Japan midfielder Genki Haraguchi appears set to move from Hertha Berlin to Hannover, with the two Bundesliga sides on the verge of a transfer deal, German media reported Monday. According to soccer magazine Kicker, Hannover has agreed to pay a transfer fee of about €5 ...

Takashi Usami leads Fortuna to top of German second-tier table

Soccer Mar 5, 2018

Takashi Usami leads Fortuna to top of German second-tier table

Takashi Usami scored his third goal in as many games and had an assist as Fortuna Dusseldorf edged St. Pauli 2-1 to climb back to the top of the Bundesliga second-division table on Sunday. Usami's Samurai Blue teammate Genki Haraguchi also started in the game ...

Genki Haraguchi moves from Hertha to Dusseldorf on loan

Soccer Jan 24, 2018

Genki Haraguchi moves from Hertha to Dusseldorf on loan

Japan forward Genki Haraguchi has moved on loan from German Bundesliga first-division club Hertha Berlin to second-division leaders Fortuna Dusseldorf, the teams announced Tuesday. A former Urawa Reds player, Haraguchi, joined Hertha in July 2014. He will move to Fortuna until the end of the ...

Berlin's Genki Haraguchi receives two-match ban for red card

Soccer Oct 17, 2017

Berlin's Genki Haraguchi receives two-match ban for red card

Japan striker Genki Haraguchi has been suspended from playing two matches for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga after he was given a red card for a dangerous tackle during Saturday's home game against Schalke, the German Football Association announced Monday. Haraguchi will miss Sunday's Bundesliga ...

Haraguchi says Brighton move still up in air

Soccer Jul 5, 2017

Haraguchi says Brighton move still up in air

Japan striker Genki Haraguchi says his rumored transfer to newly promoted English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion from Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin is still up in the air. Speaking to reporters at Tokyo's Haneda airport before leaving for Germany to join up with ...

Soccer May 22, 2017

Report: Promoted Brighton chasing Haraguchi

Brighton & Hove Albion is chasing Hertha Berlin's Japan attacker Genki Haraguchi as it prepares for its return to the English top flight next season, German sports magazine Kicker reported Monday. Hertha has been trying to tie Haraguchi down to a new contract with his ...

Haraguchi scores first goal of season in Hertha win

Soccer Feb 5, 2017

Haraguchi scores first goal of season in Hertha win

Japan attacker Genki Haraguchi scored just a minute into the game to open his season's account as Hertha Berlin edged past Ingolstadt 1-0 at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Haraguchi netted with his first touch as Salomon Kalou capitalized on a poor control from ...