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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...

WCQ AFC: Japan first to qualify for Brazil 2014

June, 4 2013

Japan became the first nation to book their place at next year's World Cup finals on Tuesday thanks to Keisuke Honda's injury time penalty.

Honda, Nagatomo back for crunch Australia clash

ESPN staff | May, 23 2013

Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda have returned to the Japan squad to face Australia on June 4 after recovering from injury.

Miyatomo: Japan can reach 2014 WC quarters

ESPN staff | April, 24 2013

Former Japan captain Tsuneyasu Miyatomo believes his nation can win the World Cup within the next 20 years, and predicts the Samurai Blue will qualify for the quarter-finals of next year's tournament in Brazil.

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