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Japan coach Aguirre names 23-man squad for Asian Cup

TOKYO (AP) Japan coach Javier Aguirre opt for experience as he named his 23-man squad for next month's Asian Cup, where the defending champion will be bidding for a record fifth title. Aguirre on Monday named Europe-based regulars including Keisuke Honda of AC Milan, Shinji Okazaki of Mainz and Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund. Drawn in Group D with Palestine, Jordan and Iraq...
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4 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Honda has the answer for AC Milan's struggles

MILAN (AP) Keisuke Honda has an answer for why AC Milan has failed to produce a win in its last three matches. Honda says, ''There are two reasons. First is the physical condition of the squad as we've carried out a very intense program up to this point. Secondly, we're the focus of more attention now. There's more pressure, and the opponents know us.'' Milan entered the season...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Essien on the Fiorentina game, Torres and Honda

Milan midfielder Michael Essien says Fernando Torres and Keisuke Honda will be vital for the team this season. The Rossoneri host Fiorentina on Sunday hoping to close the gap from leaders Juventus and the 31-year-old believes the home fans can help the team take all three points against Vincenzo Montella's side. "Fernando Torres is a […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
October 23, 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

Kagawa, Honda in Japan squad for friendlies

TOKYO (AP) Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa and AC Milan's Keisuke Honda are in Japan's 23-man squad for Asian Cup warm-up matches against Jamaica and Brazil. Japan coach Javier Aguirre also called up Mainz striker Shinji Okazaki and Cordoba forward Mike Havenaar, and three uncapped players - Gen Shojim, Tsukasa Shiotani, and Yu Kobayashi - as he looks for his first win since taking...
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October 01, 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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