Shu Kurata's late header lifts Japan over New Zealand

Soccer Oct 6, 2017

Shu Kurata's late header lifts Japan over New Zealand

Shu Kurata opened his international account with a late header to propel Japan past New Zealand 2-1 in a friendly on Friday. With three minutes left on the clock, substitute Kurata dove into a ball headed back to him by Hiroki Sakai after a left-wing ...

Halilhodzic keeps spot for Honda on 25-man squad

Soccer / World Cup Mar 16, 2017

Halilhodzic keeps spot for Honda on 25-man squad

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has decided to keep faith in Keisuke Honda, naming the out-of-favor AC Milan attacker to his 25-man squad on Thursday for this month's World Cup final-round qualifiers against United Arab Emirates and Thailand. Halilhodzic also threw in a few surprises as ...