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Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

Sep 11, 2018

Moriyasu Japan starts strong with 3-0 win over Costa Rica

A new-look Japan side gave manager Hajime Moriyasu a winning start to his tenure on Tuesday night, beating Costa Rica 3-0 in an international friendly. Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito scored their maiden international goals in the second half at Panasonic Stadium Suita, ensuring a ...

Japan salvages draw with Mali

Mar 24, 2018

Japan salvages draw with Mali

Shoya Nakajima capped his national team debut with a last-minute equalizer as Japan salvaged a 1-1 friendly draw with Mali on Friday. The 23-year-old striker, currently on loan with Portuguese club Portimonense, came on at the hour-mark. He displayed a knack for finding space among ...

Jan 30, 2018

Shoya Nakajima gives big spark to Portimonense in rout of Rio Ave

Midfielder Shoya Nakajima scored his second goal in January and Brazilian striker Fabricio completed a hat trick as Portimonense beat Rio Ave 4-1 at home Monday in the Portuguese first division. With a 2-0 lead behind two early goals from Fabricio, Nakajima, who is on ...

Jan 9, 2018

Nakajima goal lifts Portimonense to draw

Midfielder Shoya Nakajima nailed his seventh goal of the season on Monday to salvage a 1-1 draw for his Portuguese first-division side Portimonense away to Pacos Ferreira. The 23-year-old got his chance in the 73rd minute after Ghanaian Lumor Agbenyenu's ball into the box was ...

Nakajima nets brace in home debut for Portimonense

Sep 19, 2017

Nakajima nets brace in home debut for Portimonense

Midfielder Shoya Nakajima scored two goals in the space of seven minutes in his home debut for Portuguese side Portimonense on Monday, contributing to a 2-1 victory over Feirense. Nakajima, who moved from FC Tokyo to Portimonense last month on a loan deal, scored ...

FC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loan

/ Aug 23, 2017

FC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loan

FC Tokyo midfielder and Rio Olympics under-23 squad member Shoya Nakajima will join Portuguese club Portimonense on a loan deal, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. The 23-year-old, who made three appearances and scored one goal in Rio, will move to the newly promoted ...

Japan cruises past South Africa in Olympic warmup

Jun 29, 2016

Japan cruises past South Africa in Olympic warmup

Japan thrashed South Africa 4-1 in its Rio Olympic send-off led by a first-half brace by Shoya Nakajima on Wednesday. South Africa's Gift Motupa opened the scoring with a penalty midway through the first half, but Japan hit back with three goals, two of them ...

Japan rallies past South Korea for Asian U-23 crown

Jan 31, 2016

Japan rallies past South Korea for Asian U-23 crown

Substitute Takuma Asano struck twice in the second half as Japan came back from two goals down to beat archrival South Korea 3-2 to win the Asian Under-23 Championship on Saturday. It looked gloomy for Japan after Kwon Chang-hoon opened the scoring in the 20th ...