Shinji Kagawa scores for Besiktas in loss to Trabzonspor

Soccer May 19, 2019

Shinji Kagawa scores for Besiktas in loss to Trabzonspor

Shinji Kagawa scored his fourth Turkish first-division goal for Besiktas on Saturday, but it was not enough to avoid a 2-1 loss to Trabzonspor. The Japan midfielder equalized for Besiktas in the 74th minute at Senol Gunes Stadium after coming on as a halftime substitute. ...

New Besiktas signing Shinji Kagawa thrilled to be in Istanbul

Soccer Feb 6, 2019

New Besiktas signing Shinji Kagawa thrilled to be in Istanbul

Shinji Kagawa said Tuesday he is excited about life in Istanbul after joining Turkish first-division side Besiktas on loan. "I've heard it's a wonderful city. I'm really looking forward to living here," the Japanese midfielder said in his first news conference since arriving in Turkey. Kagawa ...

Shinji Kagawa strikes twice in debut with Besiktas

Soccer Feb 4, 2019

Shinji Kagawa strikes twice in debut with Besiktas

Midfielder Shinji Kagawa came off the bench late to strike twice in his debut for Besiktas in a 6-2 win at Antalyaspor in the Turkish League on Sunday. Kagawa, who joined Besiktas on loan from runaway German Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund until the end ...

Shinji Kagawa leaves Dortmund for Besiktas loan

Soccer Feb 1, 2019

Shinji Kagawa leaves Dortmund for Besiktas loan

Borussia Dortmund's Japan international Shinji Kagawa has turned down German first-division rival Hannover and instead joined Turkish side Besiktas on loan. Dortmund says Kagawa requested the move. The 29-year-old midfielder had only made two league appearances this season and did not feature prominently in coach ...

Shinji Kagawa: 'Only God knows' destination

Soccer Aug 28, 2018

Shinji Kagawa: 'Only God knows' destination

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa's future remains clouded after the Japan international missed the squad for a second straight match. The 29-year-old did not participate in his club's 4-1 win on Sunday over RB Leipzig in the opening stage of the Bundesliga or its 2-1 ...

Nishino reveals 23-man squad for World Cup

Soccer May 31, 2018

Nishino reveals 23-man squad for World Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino named his 23-man squad for next month's World Cup in Russia on Thursday and targeted at least a draw from each of Japan's first-round games against Colombia, Senegal and Poland. "My biggest goal is for us to play in a ...