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Kagawa, Schwarzer, Nagatomo up for Asian award

ESPN staff | November, 18 2012

Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa is favourite to pick up the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) International Player of the Year award, with the Japan star named on the three-man shortlist alongside compatriot Yuto Nagatomo and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

Japan fury over French Fukushima remark

ESPN staff | October, 16 2012

A French television host has caused anger in Japan after showing a mocked-up picture of goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with four arms and describing it as the "Fukushima effect".

Asia WCQ: Australia rocked by Jordan defeat

ESPN staff | September, 11 2012

Australia remain without a win in World Cup qualifying after they slipped to a 2-1 loss against Jordan.

Kagawa calms injury fears

Richard Jolly | September, 11 2012

Shinji Kagawa has calmed fears over a reported back injury that led him to pull out of Japan's World Cup Qualifier against Iraq.

Hannover seal signing of Japan defender Sakai

ESPN staff | June, 13 2012

Japan defender Hiroki Sakai has become the latest player to switch the J-League for the Bundesliga, joining Hannover for an undisclosed fee from defending J-League champions Kashiwa Reysol.

WCQ AFC: Winning start for Japan

ESPN staff | June, 3 2012

Japan got off to a winning start in their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Oman in Saitama.

Nagatomo wins Japan recall for Tajikistan

October, 6 2011

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo is back in the Japan squad this week as they take on Vietnam in an international friendly before facing Tajikistan in a World Cup qualifier.

Australians snubbed for Asian football award

ESPNsoccernet staff | September, 16 2011

Asian Cup finalists Australia have had no players nominated for the Asian Football Confederation's Player of the Year Award.

Japan star Honda to honour fallen Matsuda

ESPNsoccernet staff | August, 9 2011

Former Japan national team defender Naoki Matsuda died on Thursday after collapsing at training eariler in the week.

Former Japan defender Matsuda dies aged 34

ESPNsoccernet staff | August, 4 2011

Former Japan national team defender Naoki Matsuda died on Thursday after collapsing at training eariler in the week.

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