Jul 8, 2017

Osako targets double-figure goal tally

Japan striker Yuya Osako returned to Germany on Saturday determined to score at least 10 goals with Cologne in the upcoming Bundesliga season. Osako helped Cologne to a fifth-place finish in the table last season but he was not satisfied with his haul of seven ...

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Injured Yasuyuki Konno, Yuya Osako and Yojiro Takahagi have been replaced by Yu Kobayashi and Wataru Endo for Japan's World Cup qualifier against Thailand, the Japan Football Association announced Saturday.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 ...

Japan's Konno, Osako sustain injuries in match against UAE

Mar 24, 2017

Japan's Konno, Osako sustain injuries in match against UAE

Japan's World Cup qualifying win over the host United Arab Emirates cost it a couple of injuries as midfielder Yasuyuki Konno and forward Yuya Osako headed to the hospital after touching down at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture on Friday. Konno, who scored the second ...

Osako scores double in Cologne romp

Jan 29, 2017

Osako scores double in Cologne romp

Yuya Osako struck twice during Cologne's 6-1 win away to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The Japan forward headed in Cologne's second in the 36th minute before making it a 4-1 game after 72 minutes, burying a shot into the bottom corner from outside ...

Confident Osako ready to take risks against Saudis

/ Nov 14, 2016

Confident Osako ready to take risks against Saudis

Having marked his international return in style with a brace against Oman, Cologne striker Yuya Osako is champing at the bit and said Monday he is ready to take risks if he is picked to play in Tuesday's crucial final-round World Cup qualifier against ...

Halilhodzic names Osako to squad for friendly, World Cup qualifier

Nov 4, 2016

Halilhodzic names Osako to squad for friendly, World Cup qualifier

Cologne striker Yuya Osako returned to the national team fold as Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Friday named his squad for next week's friendly against Oman and a crunch final-round World Cup qualifier against Group B leader Saudi Arabia in Saitama on Nov. 15. Halilhodzic ...

Oct 20, 2016

Osako signs new contract with Cologne

Striker Yuya Osako has signed a new deal at Cologne until 2020, the Bundesliga club announced on Thursday. "We are playing successful football and I have found my place in the team," said the 26-year-old, who moved to Cologne from 1860 Munich in 2014. "(Cologne) is ...

Osako helps Cologne climb to second

Oct 16, 2016

Osako helps Cologne climb to second

Yuya Osako provided an assist and won a penalty as Cologne defeated Ingolstadt 2-1 at home on Saturday to move up to second in the Bundesliga. Osako, who started up front with on-form Anthony Modeste, received the ball in midfield in the 28th minute before ...

Osako scores in Cologne draw

Sep 26, 2016

Osako scores in Cologne draw

Japan striker Yuya Osako bagged his second goal of the season on Sunday but FC Cologne had to be content with a point in a 1-1 draw at home to Bundesliga newcomer RB Leipzig. Leipzig took the lead early on when summer signing Oliver Burke ...

Aug 19, 2015

Cologne's Osako doubtful for Wolfsburg game

Japan striker Yuya Osako could miss Cologne's next Bundesliga game at the weekend against Wolfsburg due to a knee issue, the German club said on Tuesday. Although the injury is not serious, it is unclear how long it will take Osako to make a complete ...