Koya Kitagawa replaces Yu Kobayashi for Samurai Blue friendlies

Soccer Oct 8, 2018

Koya Kitagawa replaces Yu Kobayashi for Samurai Blue friendlies

Forward Yu Kobayashi has withdrawn from the Japan squad for the upcoming friendlies against Panama and Uruguay because of an ankle injury, the Japan Football Association said Monday. The 31-year-old Kawasaki Frontale striker left the field in the 82nd minute of Sunday's 0-0 draw between ...

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

Soccer / J. League Apr 1, 2018

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

A Kengo Kawamata brace propelled Jubilo Iwata to a 2-1 victory Sunday over visiting Urawa Reds, who remain winless after five rounds of the J. League season. Kawamata broke a 1-1 deadlock with an 80th-minute winner at Ecopa Stadium, as his strike from the left ...

Soccer Jun 12, 2015

Kawamata to miss Singapore match

Japan striker Kengo Kawamata has pulled out of the Japan squad ahead of the team's upcoming World Cup qualifier against Singapore due to a thigh injury, the Japan Football Association said Friday. Midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake also left the squad after his German club Hannover announced ...