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SHINJI OKAZAKI

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May 25, 2017
Halilhodzic selects Kubo, a few newcomers for friendly, World Cup qualifier
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic picked in-form Gent striker Yuya Kubo and also sprung a few surprises on Thursday as he named his 25-man squad for the upcoming friendly against Syria and World Cup final-round qualifier away to Iraq.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Mar 29, 2017
Goalkeeper Kawashima comes in from the cold to boost Japan's World Cup bid
Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima believes he has repaid his manager's faith after returning from the international wilderness to steer Japan closer to a sixth straight World Cup appearance with two clean sheets in two qualifying wins.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Mar 20, 2017
Resurgent Okazaki aiming to take club form into World Cup qualifiers
Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki is hoping to carry his recent club form onto the international stage when Japan takes on the United Arab Emirates in Thursday's final-round World Cup qualifier in Al Ain.
Japan Times
SOCCER / PREMIER REPORT
Feb 17, 2017
Leicester City's precipitous slide continues unabated
The champion of England plays a League One side in the F.A. Cup fifth round Saturday. Few are predicting a surprise result as hardly anyone thinks Leicester City will beat Millwall.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 16, 2016
Halilhodzic sends warning to frozen-out stars after Japan's win over Saudis
National team manager Vahid Halilhodzic has warned his Europe-based stars to play regularly for their clubs or face a spell in the international wilderness after dropping Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki for Tuesday night's 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Saudi Arabia.
Japan Times
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Nov 15, 2016
Japan triumphs over Saudi Arabia as Halilhodzic shakes up lineup
Japan put itself right back in the mix for 2018 World Cup qualification with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 14, 2016
Okazaki says Japan's days of dominance in Asia are over
Japan is no longer the dominant force of Asian soccer it once was and must be prepared to fight bare knuckle at continental level, Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki said on Sunday.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 23, 2016
Okazaki gets first goal of season in Leicester victory
Shinji Okazaki reveled in his first goal of the season on Saturday as champions Leicester downed Crystal Palace 3-1 at home in the Premier League.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 10, 2016
Okazaki declares himself fit to face Australia
Shinji Okazaki will play through the pain in his left ankle and has declared himself ready for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Australia.
Japan Times
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Sep 21, 2016
Okazaki bags brace in Leicester City's extra-time loss to Chelsea
Striker Shinji Okazaki opened his season's account with a brace during Leicester City's 4-2 extra-time defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday in the English Football League Cup.
Japan Times
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Aug 25, 2016
Striker Muto named to Japan squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic recalled Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto on Thursday as he named a 24-man squad for the upcoming Asian final-round World Cup qualifiers against United Arab Emirates and Thailand.
Japan Times
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Jun 6, 2016
Okazaki backs Vardy to succeed at Arsenal
Japan forward Shinji Okazaki believes Leicester City strike-partner Jamie Vardy would make a seamless transition at Arsenal if he joins the Gunners just weeks after helping the Foxes complete a fairy-tale run to their first Premier League title.
Japan Times
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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 Times
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Jun 2, 2016
Okazaki inspired by Leicester City teammate Vardy's scoring prowess
Shinji Okazaki made his 100th appearance for Japan in March, and now he's chasing his 50th international goal, which the Leicester City forward is two shy of.
Japan Times
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May 26, 2016
Halilhodzic names Japan squad for Kirin Cup
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic picked Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki in a 25-man squad for the upcoming Kirin Cup on Thursday.
Japan Times
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May 9, 2016
Havenaar breaks Okazaki's European scoring record
Mike Havenaar finished the Dutch Eredivisie season with his 16th goal, the most ever by a Japanese in a single European top-flight campaign, as ADO Den Haag drew 1-1 to Heerenveen on Sunday.
Japan Times
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May 4, 2016
Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph
Count Shinji Okazaki as one of those people who are having a hard time believing that Leicester City has actually won the Premier League.
Japan Times
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Apr 30, 2016
Former Leicester player Abe praises Okazaki
Ex-Leicester City midfielder Yuki Abe has hailed Shinji Okazaki's contribution to the Foxes as their Premier League season draws to a fairy-tale climax, and says he is not surprised that the Japan striker has become a hit at King Power Stadium.
Japan Times
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Apr 14, 2016
Leicester mayor sings Okazaki's praises, says player could be honored with street name
Shinji Okazaki and his teammates could have streets named after them to commemorate their achievements should Leicester City win the Premier League, according the mayor of Leicester.

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