Italy's heritage authority approves San Siro demolition

Soccer May 22, 2020

Italy's heritage authority approves San Siro demolition

Italy's heritage authority raised no objections to tearing down Milan's 1920s-era San Siro arena, a document seen by Reuters showed, removing a major obstacle to plans by the city's top-flight soccer clubs to replace it with a new stadium. Serie A clubs AC Milan and ...

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan to Galatasaray confirmed

Soccer Feb 1, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan to Galatasaray confirmed

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan deal with Galatasaray was confirmed Wednesday by both the Turkish giant and the Italian club that owns his rights, Inter Milan. The 31-year-old Nagatomo, who joined Inter from Cesena in January 2011, posted a photo of his blue and black striped ...

Yuto Nagatomo to join Galatasaray on loan from Inter Milan

Soccer Jan 31, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo to join Galatasaray on loan from Inter Milan

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo is leaving Serie A powerhouse Inter Milan on a six-month loan deal to Turkish giant Galatasaray, an informed source said Wednesday. The 31-year-old Japanese will travel to Istanbul today to iron out the final details and have a medical. Nagatomo, who ...

Inter Milan's Nagatomo limps off pitch with hamstring pain

Soccer Aug 27, 2017

Inter Milan's Nagatomo limps off pitch with hamstring pain

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic could be in for a selection headache for the World Cup qualifier against Australia after defender Yuto Nagatomo asked for his own substitution in Inter Milan's 3-1 win at Roma on Saturday. Nagatomo, who has been called up for Thursday's Australia ...

Nagatomo, actress Taira confirm wedding plans

Soccer Dec 24, 2016

Nagatomo, actress Taira confirm wedding plans

Inter Milan and Japan national soccer team member Yuto Nagatomo and his girlfriend, actress Airi Taira, held a news conference Saturday to confirm rumors they will marry in January. In June, Nagatomo told media that Taira is "my amore" (my lover) after their relationship ...

Soccer Oct 7, 2016

Nagatomo won't play against Australia due to possible concussion

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has pulled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Australia with concussion-like symptoms, the Japan Football Association announced Friday. No replacement will be called up for the Inter Milan fullback, who suffered the injury after colliding into Tomoaki Makino in ...

Nagatomo pleased with season at Inter

Soccer May 19, 2016

Nagatomo pleased with season at Inter

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo said he was pleased to have proved a point in winning a new three-year contract with the Serie A powerhouse as he arrived back in Japan on Thursday. Nagatomo found it tough breaking into Roberto Mancini's plans early in the ...

Soccer Apr 24, 2016

Nagatomo hopes to play for Japan in Rio Olympics

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has put up his hand to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of the three overage players each team is allowed at the Games. "As a footballer, I want to go," Nagatomo said on Saturday, ...

Nagatomo finalizes three-year contract extension with Inter Milan

Soccer Apr 8, 2016

Nagatomo finalizes three-year contract extension with Inter Milan

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has signed a three-year contract extension with Inter Milan lasting until June 2019, the Italian club announced Friday. "I'm simply happy. Inter is my pride and I'm honored to be able to stay here," Nagatomo told a news conference. "I'm full ...