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5 Observations From Japan’s 2-0 Victory Against Jordan at the AFC Asian Cup

Japan have been efficient if not spectacular in their defense of the Asian Cup. They dealt with Palestine easily and eased past Iraq. Against Jordan the Japanese had a chance to finish Group D on top with a 100% record and set themselves up for a mouthwatering with the technically proficient United Arab Emirates. Jordan for their part had a chance of advancing to the quarters provided...
Via World Soccer Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Japan defeat Jordan to qualify as Asian Cup Group D winners

Keisuke Honda scored in a third straight Asian Cup game as Japan weathered a determined Jordan 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals as a group winner on Tuesday. Iraq followed Japan from Group D after Younis Mahmoud and Ahmed Yaseen gave it a 2-0 victory over already-eliminated Palestine. Defending champion Japan will next face the United Arab Emirates in Sydney on Friday, when Iraq...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Honda puts Japan in driving seat with winner against Iraq

Keisuke Honda agreed he needed to adjust his radar despite guiding Japan to the top of Group D with a match-winning penalty against Iraq on Friday, putting the defending champions into a prime position to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup. Japan beat the 2007 champions 1-0 in Brisbane to move to six points, three clear of Iraq and Jordan, which thrashed tournament...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Asian Cup: Japan leads Group D, Jordan in contention

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Keisuke Honda agreed he needed to adjust his radar despite guiding Japan to the top of Group D with a match-winning penalty against Iraq on Friday, putting the defending champions into a prime position to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup. Japan beat the 2007 champions 1-0 in Brisbane to move to six points, three clear of Iraq and Jordan...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Filippo Inzaghi on the Genoa game, confirms Keisuke Honda will start

Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi was full of praise for Genoa during this afternoon's press conference. The Italian says his players are fully aware of the strength of Gian Piero Gasperini's side as he confirmed that Japan's Keisuke Honda is fit and available to start the game. "We know what to expect from a team in […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Keisuke Honda nets brace as AC Milan topple Hellas Verona

Keisuke Honda scored twice as resurgent AC Milan broke into the Champions League places with a 3-1 win at Hellas Verona on Sunday. The Rossoneri, who were helped along the road to victory by Rafael Marques' early own goal, climbed to fourth place in the Serie A table thanks to Japan striker Honda's well-taken brace. Ambitious Verona fought hard to rescue a share of the points...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan names 23-man squad for New Zealand friendly

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 named for the match against New Zealand; Japan's first as it prepares for its fifth straight World Cup appearance. Defender Yuto Nagatomo of Inter...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Honda knew he'd play in Serie A

Keisuke Honda always knew he'd be playing in the Serie A and wearing a No. 10 shirt. The Japan forward was presented on Wednesday as an AC Milan player after signing a 3 1/2-year contract on a free transfer from CSKA Moscow. ''I knew that one day my dream would be realized,'' Honda said. ''When I was 12 I wrote in an essay that one day I would play in Serie A with the No. 10.'...
Via Fox Soccer
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Honda to join Milan in January

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has announced Japan international Keisuke Honda will join the Rossoneri in January. The CSKA Moscow attacking midfielder, who becomes a free agent at the end of this month, will become Milan's first signing in the winter transfer market. "Now we can say it," Galliani told the club's official website, www.acmilan.com. "From January 3, 2014...
Via Fox Soccer
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

AC Milan confirms Honda transfer from CSKA Moscow

AC Milan says Japan forward Keisuke Honda will join the club in January from CSKA Moscow and will wear No. 10. It has long been reported that Honda would arrive in the winter transfer window, and on Wednesday Milan vice president Adriano Galliani says ''now we can talk. From the 3rd of January 2014 Keisuke Honda will be a Milan player.'' Honda, who arrives on a free transfer, may...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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