Shinji Okazaki unsure of future with Leicester

Soccer Jan 13, 2019

Shinji Okazaki unsure of future with Leicester

Veteran Japan international Shinji Okazaki said Saturday he is unsure of his future with Leicester City following reports the club rejected a transfer bid from fellow Premier League side Huddersfield. Okazaki, who was left out of the Samurai Blue's Asian Cup squad, has reportedly been ...

Premier League teams eyeing Shinji Okazaki: report

Soccer Jan 11, 2019

Premier League teams eyeing Shinji Okazaki: report

A number of English Premier League clubs have expressed interest in acquirin Shinji Okazaki in the final year of the veteran striker's contract with Leicester City, British media reported Thursday. The former Japan international, who helped Leicester capture the 2016 league championship in his first ...

Leicester City owner confirmed dead after helicopter crash

Soccer Oct 29, 2018

Leicester City owner confirmed dead after helicopter crash

Leicester City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash along with four others on Saturday evening outside the English Premier League club's stadium in Leicester, England, the club confirmed Sunday. According to the club, Vichai's helicopter crashed into a car park shortly after taking ...

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 ...

Shinji Okazaki set to make return to pitch for Leicester City

Soccer Mar 2, 2018

Shinji Okazaki set to make return to pitch for Leicester City

Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki could return to the squad for Saturday's English Premier League match against Bournemouth after shaking off a knee injury that has kept him out for three games, manager Claude Puel said on Thursday. Japan international Okazaki last played for Leicester ...

Okazaki strikes in Leicester win

Soccer Oct 22, 2017

Okazaki strikes in Leicester win

Shinji Okazaki scored his fourth league goal of the season to help Leicester City beat Swansea City 2-1 away Saturday, as the Foxes claimed their first win since Aug. 19 in the Premier League. In Leicester's first game since coach Craig Shakespeare was dismissed Tuesday ...