Japan Features

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Yoshida to miss end of Premier League season

ESPN staff | March, 27 2014

Southampton’s Maya Yoshida will miss the end of the Premier League season through injury, but is expected to recover in time for the World Cup. • Rann: Saints collapse Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that the Japan ...

Japan name squad for New Zealand friendly

February, 27 2014

TOKYO -- Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has named Milan's Keisuke Honda and Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa to a 23-man squad for next week's World Cup warm-up against New Zealand. Honda and Kagawa were among 11 Europe-based players n...

World Cup: Ten questions

ESPN staff | December, 12 2013

Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H With six months to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off, plenty of questions remain. A panel of ESPN FC writers took on the task of asking -- and answering -- one e...

Group C: Predictions and Preview

Miguel Delaney | December, 6 2013

Group A | Group B | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H Group C Overview Yes, the group lacks a true marquee name in terms of the teams, but there is also an absence of any obvious whipping boy. The baseline quality of this gro...

Japan Kit: Through the years

Chris Atkins | December, 4 2013

Design: Perhaps set to be the most controversial kit of the tournament, Japan have stuck with their traditional blue with white and red trim. However, lines across the strip which bear a resemblance to the country's former rising sun flag have...

Friendlies: Brazil see off Zambia, Australia win

October, 15 2013

Second-half goals from Oscar and Dede earned Brazil a 2-0 friendly win over Zambia on Tuesday in Beijing. • Highlights: Brazil 2-0 Zambia (Pac Rim only) Chelsea playmaker Oscar opened the scoring in the 59th minute with a deflected 2...

Kagawa questions Man United omission

Richard Jolly | September, 10 2013

Shinji Kagawa has complained about his omission from the Manchester United team and said it is up to manager David Moyes to explain why he is not playing. Jolly: Kagawa's disappearance The Japan international is yet to feature in the Premier...

Duerden - Bumpy road required for Japan

John Duerden | July, 14 2013

The Confederations Cup reiterated that Japan need further tests against the best before the 2014 World Cup, writes John Duerden.

Duerden: Asia's dwindling interest in Serie A

John Duerden | January, 27 2013

A lack of big names, creativity and European success has made the Serie A less appealing in Asia, writes John Duerden.

Duerden: Raising the sights of Asia's youth

John Duerden | January, 20 2013

John Duerden questions the wisdom of players moving from leagues in Asia to Scotland or the Championship.

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