Brazil rolls by Japan in tune-up

Soccer Nov 11, 2017

Brazil rolls by Japan in tune-up

Tomoaki Makino netted a goal against Brazil on Friday but Japan succumbed 3-1 to the South American powerhouse in an international friendly, as both teams continued their preparations for next year's World Cup soccer finals. Brazil, ranked No. 2 in the world rankings, dominated the ...

Reds look to change image in ACL final

Soccer / J. League Oct 19, 2017

Reds look to change image in ACL final

by Andrew McKirdy

Urawa Reds defender Tomoaki Makino hailed his team's composure and resilience after holding off star-studded Shanghai SIPG to book its place in the Asian Champions League final on Wednesday night. Rafael Silva scored in the 12th minute to give Urawa a 1-0 win over Shanghai ...

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

Soccer / World Cup Aug 28, 2016

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

Defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Tomoaki Makino have both pulled out of Japan's squad for two upcoming World Cup qualifying games due to injury. Coach Vahid Halilhodzic replaced the pair on Sunday, with Urawa Reds' Wataru Endo and FC Tokyo's Yuichi Maruyama, for Japan's first two ...

Makino leads Urawa to comeback win over Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Jun 22, 2016

Makino leads Urawa to comeback win over Tokyo

Japan defender Tomoaki Makino scored twice as Urawa Reds stopped the rot by coming from two goals down to beat FC Tokyo 3-2 at home in a rescheduled J. League first-division game on Wednesday night. Reds saw their fading first-stage title hopes end with a ...

Japan trounces Iraq in friendly

Soccer Jun 11, 2015

Japan trounces Iraq in friendly

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan warmed up for the start of its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a ruthless 4-0 win over Iraq in a friendly on Thursday night. Keisuke Honda and Tomoaki Makino put Japan two goals ahead within the opening 10 minutes at Nissan Stadium, before ...