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Daichi Kamada's brace saves Sint-Truiden in Europa League playoffs

Soccer Apr 7, 2019

Daichi Kamada's brace saves Sint-Truiden in Europa League playoffs

Japan's Daichi Kamada netted a brace in Sint-Truiden's 2-2 away draw with Westerlo on Saturday in the Belgian first-division Europa League playoffs. Kamada equalized just after the break and put Sint-Truiden ahead in the 70th minute before Kurt Abrahams struck back for the home team ...

Wataru Endo aims for return to Japan lineup

Soccer Jan 12, 2019

Wataru Endo aims for return to Japan lineup

Defensive midfielder Wataru Endo on Friday continued his bid to return to the Japan starting lineup after sitting out its opening Asian Cup clash in the United Arab Emirates following a bout of illness. The 25-year-old was on the bench for Japan's 3-2 win over ...

Wataru Endo scores in debut for Belgian side Sint-Truiden

Soccer Aug 6, 2018

Wataru Endo scores in debut for Belgian side Sint-Truiden

Japan defender Wataru Endo scored on his debut for Belgian first-division side Sint-Truiden in its 1-1 draw away to Genk on Sunday. The former Urawa Reds player made an immediate impact for his new club, netting the equalizer three minutes after coming on as a ...

Soccer Mar 25, 2017

Kobayashi, Endo named injury replacements for match against Thailand

Injured Yasuyuki Konno, Yuya Osako and Yojiro Takahagi have been replaced by Yu Kobayashi and Wataru Endo for Japan's World Cup qualifier against Thailand, the Japan Football Association announced Saturday. Konno suffered a broken left toe during Thursday's 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates ...

Reds capture J. League Cup

Soccer / J. League Oct 15, 2016

Reds capture J. League Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

Urawa Reds claimed their first trophy since 2007 after beating Gamba Osaka 5-4 on penalties to lift the J. League Cup following a 1-1 draw in Saturday's final. Brazilian striker Ademilson staked Gamba to a 17th-minute lead at Saitama Stadium after dribbling more than half ...

Soccer Jun 26, 2016

Endo to miss Japan's Rio send-off against South Africa

Japan Under-23 captain Wataru Endo is set to miss the team's last home game before the Rio Olympics against South Africa in Nagano Prefecture on Wednesday due to an elbow injury. The Urawa Reds defender damaged ligaments in his left elbow in Reds' 3-1 win ...

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

Soccer / J. League May 7, 2016

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

by Andrew McKirdy

Urawa Reds defender Wataru Endo is expecting a feisty atmosphere in his first Saitama derby against Omiya Ardija on Sunday. But the Japan Under-23 captain knows the stakes will be even higher at the Rio Olympics this summer. Urawa takes on Omiya with both teams currently ...

Soccer Feb 26, 2016

Halilhodzic keeping close watch on U-23 youngsters

Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic said he is watching the progress of the players from the Under-23 side closely as he returned from his two months scouting tour in Europe on Friday. The U-23s booked their place in this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics last month ...