Japan defender Nagatomo set to become father

/ Sep 3, 2017

Japan defender Nagatomo set to become father

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo was one of the stars of Thursday's 2-0 win over Australia that sealed automatic qualification for next year's World Cup finals. And there was cause for further celebration on Saturday as the Italy-based 30-year-old revealed he is set to become a ...

Inter Milan's Nagatomo limps off pitch with hamstring pain

Aug 27, 2017

Inter Milan's Nagatomo limps off pitch with hamstring pain

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic could be in for a selection headache for the World Cup qualifier against Australia after defender Yuto Nagatomo asked for his own substitution in Inter Milan's 3-1 win at Roma on Saturday. Nagatomo, who has been called up for Thursday's Australia ...

Nagatomo, actress Taira confirm wedding plans

Dec 24, 2016

Nagatomo, actress Taira confirm wedding plans

Inter Milan and Japan national soccer team member Yuto Nagatomo and his girlfriend, actress Airi Taira, held a news conference Saturday to confirm rumors they will marry in January. In June, Nagatomo told media that Taira is "my amore" (my lover) after their relationship ...

Oct 7, 2016

Nagatomo won't play against Australia due to possible concussion

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has pulled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Australia with concussion-like symptoms, the Japan Football Association announced Friday. No replacement will be called up for the Inter Milan fullback, who suffered the injury after colliding into Tomoaki Makino in ...

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

/ 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 ...

Nagatomo pleased with season at Inter

May 19, 2016

Nagatomo pleased with season at Inter

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo said he was pleased to have proved a point in winning a new three-year contract with the Serie A powerhouse as he arrived back in Japan on Thursday. Nagatomo found it tough breaking into Roberto Mancini's plans early in the ...

Apr 24, 2016

Nagatomo hopes to play for Japan in Rio Olympics

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has put up his hand to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of the three overage players each team is allowed at the Games. "As a footballer, I want to go," Nagatomo said on Saturday, ...

Nagatomo finalizes three-year contract extension with Inter Milan

Apr 8, 2016

Nagatomo finalizes three-year contract extension with Inter Milan

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has signed a three-year contract extension with Inter Milan lasting until June 2019, the Italian club announced Friday. "I'm simply happy. Inter is my pride and I'm honored to be able to stay here," Nagatomo told a news conference. "I'm full ...

Apr 7, 2016

Nagatomo to sign extension with Inter: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo will sign a three-year contract extension with Inter Milan worth €3.5 million ($4.0 million) per year in the coming days, a source close to the matter said Thursday. The 29-year-old is in his sixth season with Inter after joining from Cesena ...