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

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

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 delivers first goal; Chelsea downs Man City

Apr 6, 2017

Yoshida delivers first goal; Chelsea downs Man City

Defender Maya Yoshida scored his first English Premier League goal of the season Wednesday in Southampton's 3-1 come-from-behind win against Crystal Palace. The center back notched the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute, tapping home from a meter out after Nathan Redmond's cutback from the ...

Yoshida left frustrated after defeat

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 ...

Japan hoping for fast start against UAE

/ Aug 30, 2016

Japan hoping for fast start against UAE

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida says Japan must treat the United Arab Emirates "like Brazil" in its final-round World Cup qualifier in Saitama on Thursday and has warned the Blue Samurai that they cannot afford a repeat of the start they made against UAE in ...

Jun 8, 2016

Yoshida unsure of future with Southampton

Japan defender Maya Yoshida said Wednesday he is uncertain of how things will be at Southampton with manager Ronald Koeman reportedly on his way to Everton. "The manager might change and I don't know how things will turn out for me," Yoshida said, a night ...

Japan's Kagawa, Yoshida notch braces in rout of Bulgaria

Jun 3, 2016

Japan's Kagawa, Yoshida notch braces in rout of Bulgaria

Japan erupted for four first-half goals including a brace by Shinji Kagawa to slaughter Bulgaria 7-2 in the Kirin Cup on Friday. Japan’s other Shinji, Okazaki of Leicester City, needed only four minutes to open the scoring and move within one of 50 goals for ...

Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims

Apr 17, 2016

Southampton defender Yoshida offers to help quake victims

Southampton's Japan international defender Maya Yoshida on Saturday offered his support to the victims of the series of powerful earthquakes that have rocked his native Kyushu over the past few days. Speaking after Southampton's 1-1 draw away to Everton in the Premier League, Yoshida, who ...

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

Mar 25, 2016

Halilhodzic pleased with results from new system

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National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic has challenged Japan to make it through the second round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal after claiming a seventh clean sheet in seven games in Thursday's 5-0 win over Afghanistan. Group E leader Japan takes on ...

Japan thrashes Afghanistan in World Cup qualifier

Mar 24, 2016

Japan thrashes Afghanistan in World Cup qualifier

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Japan virtually guaranteed its place in the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a 5-0 win over Afghanistan on Thursday. Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 99th international appearance by opening the scoring in the 43rd minute at Saitama Stadium, before second-half ...

Yoshida scores winner as Southampton downs West Ham

Feb 7, 2016

Yoshida scores winner as Southampton downs West Ham

Japan defender Maya Yoshida scored in Southampton's 1-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, striking his first Premier League goal of the season as the 10-man Saints held on for the points. Yoshida, playing for the first time in five games, ran onto a ball ...