Halilhodzic names 27-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Soccer Aug 24, 2017

Halilhodzic names 27-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Keisuke Honda is among 27 players named to Japan's squad for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Saudi Arabia. Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic will be counting on the experience of the veteran midfielder who scored in his debut for Mexican club Pachuca on Tuesday. Other ...

Yoshida issues challenge to Shoji a day before Japan-Syria friendly

Soccer Jun 6, 2017

Yoshida issues challenge to Shoji a day before Japan-Syria friendly

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida urged Kashima Antlers' Gen Shoji to grab the moment and win a permanent place on the first team after Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic dropped Masato Morishige from his back four for June's internationals. Yoshida, who has deputized as captain for both ...

Southampton's Yoshida makes 100th appearance in Premier League

Soccer Apr 30, 2017

Southampton's Yoshida makes 100th appearance in Premier League

Maya Yoshida played his 100th game in the English Premier League on Saturday during Southampton's scoreless home draw with Hull City, winning a late penalty which was not converted. He played the full 90 minutes for the 16th straight league game and looked to have ...

Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

Soccer Nov 25, 2016

Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida was frustrated after the Saints failed to turn their possession into points in a 1-0 defeat away to Sparta Prague in their Europa League Group K clash on Thursday. Southampton enjoyed 71 percent of possession at Generali Arena but had nothing ...