Soccer Apr 16, 2017

Kagawa thanks Dortmund fans after win

Shinji Kagawa's Borussia Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 at home on Saturday in its first Bundesliga game since its bus was targeted by three explosions on Tuesday, and he was full of praise for the club's fans. "The (fans) created the atmosphere that enabled us ...

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Soccer Apr 5, 2017

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa continued his late season surge by opening his 2016-17 account with a goal and an assist in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburg SV on Tuesday. It was better late than never for the Japan midfielder, who, with just seven games left in ...

Kagawa taking nothing for granted under Halilhodzic

Soccer / World Cup Mar 26, 2017

Kagawa taking nothing for granted under Halilhodzic

Shinji Kagawa may have returned to the starting lineup for Japan in Thursday's win over the United Arab Emirates, but the Dortmund midfielder feels far from certain about his place in the first team. Following training on Sunday for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Thailand ...

Soccer / World Cup Mar 20, 2017

Kagawa confident Japan can cope without Hasebe

by Gus Fielding

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa believes Japan has enough strength in depth to cover for Makoto Hasebe if the national team captain is forced, as expected, to sit out Thursday's World Cup qualifier away to the United Arab Emirates. Hasebe arrived in the UAE on ...

Kagawa's status uncertain for Oman friendly

Soccer Nov 10, 2016

Kagawa's status uncertain for Oman friendly

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is an injury doubt for Japan's World Cup qualifying warm-up against Oman in Kashima on Friday. Kagawa trained separately from the main group after arriving back in Japan and skipped Wednesday's session because of a sore right ankle, although he ...

Halilhodzic names Osako to squad for friendly, World Cup qualifier

Soccer Nov 4, 2016

Halilhodzic names Osako to squad for friendly, World Cup qualifier

Cologne striker Yuya Osako returned to the national team fold as Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Friday named his squad for next week's friendly against Oman and a crunch final-round World Cup qualifier against Group B leader Saudi Arabia in Saitama on Nov. 15. Halilhodzic ...

Kagawa looking to banish ghosts in UAE showdown

Soccer Aug 29, 2016

Kagawa looking to banish ghosts in UAE showdown

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is hoping to exorcise his demons and help Japan get off to a winning start in the final Asian round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers when it faces the United Arab Emirates in Group B in Saitama on Thursday. UAE ...