Soccer Feb 12, 2020

Barcelona B forward Hiroki Abe sidelined for five months

Barcelona B forward Hiroki Abe will be sidelined for five months after undergoing surgery for a ruptured tendon in his right hamstring, the Spanish team said Tuesday. The 21-year-old underwent successful surgery in Finland for the injury he sustained during a league match on Feb. ...

Soccer Feb 6, 2020

Barcelona B team forward Hiroki Abe to undergo hamstring surgery

Forward Hiroki Abe, who plays for Barcelona's B team, will undergo surgery next week after tearing the hamstring in his right thigh, the Spanish powerhouse said Wednesday. Abe will have the surgery in Finland next Tuesday after sustaining the injury during Barcelona B's third-tier clash ...

Soccer Nov 18, 2019

Hiroki Abe nets first goal for Barcelona B

Japanese attacker Hiroki Abe scored his maiden goal for Barcelona B in a 3-3 draw against Cornella on Sunday. The Spanish third-tier clash at Johan Cruyff Stadium was Abe's 10th appearance for the Barcelona reserve team since transferring from J. League side Kashima Antlers in ...

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 24, 2019

Rakuten's Barca-Chelsea show misses mark

by Dan Orlowitz

The possibility exists that Tuesday's Rakuten Cup match between Barcelona and Chelsea was being considered by some influential soccer figure or another as an audition for Japan's inclusion in the increasingly popular International Champions Cup, the international preseason tournament that is currently taking place ...

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Soccer Jul 16, 2019

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Barcelona on Monday announced the signing of striker Hiroki Abe on a transfer from the J. League's Kashima Antlers. Abe signed a four-year deal after Barcelona paid €1.1 million (about ¥134 million) for the 20-year-old, and will begin his overseas career as a Barca ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2019

Antlers agree to transfer Hiroki Abe to Barcelona

The Kashima Antlers have agreed to transfer attacker Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the J. League team announced Friday. The 20-year-old, who made his senior Japan debut at the recent Copa America, will join the Spanish powerhouse pending a medical. A skillful dribbler with strong attacking instincts, ...