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 ...

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Soccer Sep 28, 2017

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto and Stuttgart striker Takuma Asano were among the foreign-based players named on the Japan national team for next month's friendly soccer games against New Zealand and Haiti, the Japan Football Association said Thursday. But regulars Keisuke Honda of Pachuca, Shinji Okazaki ...

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Soccer Sep 24, 2017

Okazaki scores for Leicester in defeat

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki scored his third league goal of the season on Saturday, but Leicester City went down 3-2 at home to Liverpool in the English Premier League. Philippe Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then scored his first goal of ...

Okazaki helps Leicester oust Liverpool from League Cup

Soccer Sep 20, 2017

Okazaki helps Leicester oust Liverpool from League Cup

Japan international Shinji Okazaki came off the bench to score the opening goal as Leicester City beat Liverpool 2-0 at home to reach the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday. After a scoreless 45 minutes at King Power Stadium, Okazaki came on as ...

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

Soccer / World Cup Sep 3, 2017

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki on Saturday warned Japan not to take its foot off the pedal when it faces Saudi Arabia away in its final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup finals. With Vahid Halilhodzic's men having already secured qualification for Russia after their ...

Halilhodzic names 27-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Soccer Aug 24, 2017

Halilhodzic names 27-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Keisuke Honda is among 27 players named to Japan's squad for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Saudi Arabia. Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic will be counting on the experience of the veteran midfielder who scored in his debut for Mexican club Pachuca on Tuesday. Other ...

Okazaki strikes early in victory over Brighton

Soccer Aug 20, 2017

Okazaki strikes early in victory over Brighton

Japan international Shinji Okazaki struck again on Saturday, pacing Leicester City to its first win of the Premier League season, a 2-0 victory over Brighton. Not a minute had gone by at King Power Stadium when Okazaki pounced on a loose ball in front of ...

Southampton's Yoshida makes 100th appearance in Premier League

Soccer 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 ...