Non-selection spells Yasuhito Endo the line for Japan stalwart
Non-selection spells Yasuhito Endo the line for Japan stalwart

New coach Vahid Halilhodzic all but ended the international career of Yasuhito Endo by leaving the Samurai Blue`s most-capped player out of his bloated first squad for the March friendlies against Tunisia and Uzbekistan.

FIFA WC 2014: Japan vs Greece - Preview

Japan`s Shinji Kagawa was so dejected after the Asian champions lost their World Cup opener that his team-mates invited him to jump in the tub together to wash away the blues.

Japan announces 23-man squad for FIFA World Cup

Japan`s national football coach Alberto Zaccheroni Monday announced a 23-member squad for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

Relegation-haunted Bologna dent Inter`s Euro hopes

Argentine striker Diego Milito missed a late penalty as Inter Milan`s Europa League hopes were kept in check by a 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Bologna at the San Siro on Saturday.

Howler by Inter`s on-loan keeper helps them win

Inter Milan earned a 2-0 victory over Livorno thanks to a howler from visiting goalkeeper Francesco Bardi, who is on loan from the San Siro club, and a late Yuto Nagatomo strike in Serie A on Saturday.

Nagatomo extends stay at Inter Milan

Japanese footballer Yuto Nagatomo has extended his contract with Inter Milan until June 2016.

Inter 2-2 Rubin Kazan: Nagatomo rescues dramatic late point

Inter had to thank Yuto Nagatomo for his efforts, as the full-back snatched his side a last-gasp 2-2 draw with Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday.