Europa League: Marco Reus treble powers Borussia Dortmund, Southampton crash out
Europa League: Marco Reus treble powers Borussia Dortmund, Southampton crash out

Marcos Reus scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the Europa League group stage on Thursday with Athletic Bilbao and Ajax also advancing alongside Azerbaijani clubs Qarabag and Gabala, but England`s Southampton crashed at the first hurdle

Borussia Dortmund floor new-boys Ingolstadt to top Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund floor new-boys Ingolstadt to top Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund`s dream start to the season continued Sunday as their 4-0 win at new-boys Ingolstadt saw them leapfrog Bayern Munich on goal difference at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Japan`s Chinese flop sparks World Cup alarm
Japan`s Chinese flop sparks World Cup alarm

Japan`s abject failure at the East Asian Cup triggered alarm in local media Monday with some slamming coach Vahid Halilhodzic for making excuses.

Chelsea bid for FC Tokyo striker Yoshinori Muto
Chelsea bid for FC Tokyo striker Yoshinori Muto

English Premier League leaders Chelsea have bid for FC Tokyo`s Japanese international striker Yoshinori Muto, the J-League side said on Thursday.

Bhutan praying for dream Japan tie in Asian World Cup qualifier
Bhutan praying for dream Japan tie in Asian World Cup qualifier

When the second round draw for Asian World Cup qualifying takes place in Kuala Lumpur next week, fans, players and officials in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will be praying for one outcome.

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.

Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-2 in Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-2 in Bundesliga

Wasteful Borussia Dortmund earned a 3-2 victory over last-positioned VFB Stuttgart at the curtain raiser of the 22nd round of Bundesliga.

UAE shock Japan on penalties at Asian Cup, enter semis
UAE shock Japan on penalties at Asian Cup, enter semis

Japan were sent crashing out of the Asian Cup on Friday as the United Arab Emirates shocked the defending champions 5-4 on penalties after a pulsating quarter-final.

Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa
Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa

After almost ruling himself out of the Asian Cup by hurting himself playing foot volleyball, Japan`s Shinji Kagawa has turned to tennis for inspiration. As holders Japan prepared to take on Jordan in Melbourne, the Dortmund midfielder said the Blue Samurai would drew power from tennis superstar Kei Nishikori, playing at the Australian Open venue literally just across the road. "To see him competing at the very highest level in the world gives us a lot of strength. Hopefully we will both come away victorious," Kagawa said.

Wasteful Japan edge out Iraq at Asian Cup
Wasteful Japan edge out Iraq at Asian Cup

Keisuke Honda converted a penalty to make amends for hitting the post three times as a wasteful Japan held on to beat Iraq 1-0 in their Asian Cup Group D match on Friday.

Foot-volley injury scare for Japan`s Shinji Kagawa
Foot-volley injury scare for Japan`s Shinji Kagawa

Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa suffered a heart-stopping moment during training at the Asian Cup on Saturday when he came down awkwardly on his elbow while playing foot volleyball.

Kagawa, Okazaki head up Japan`s Bundesliga boom
Kagawa, Okazaki head up Japan`s Bundesliga boom

With Shinji Okazaki as the Bundesliga`s top scorer at Mainz 05 and Shinji Kagawa back at Borussia Dortmund, Japanese stars are enjoying a boom in Germany`s top flight.

Javier Aguirre calls up Kagawa, three uncapped players
Javier Aguirre calls up Kagawa, three uncapped players

 Japan`s new coach Javier Aguirre called up Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa on Wednesday for friendlies against Jamaica and Brazil this month, in his first international duty since leaving Manchester United.

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal - Preview
Champions League: Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal - Preview

Borussia Dortmund are hoping attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa, who returned after two years at Manchester United, can help lift the German team past Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday despite a growing injury list.

Franck Ribery scores on return as Bayern Munich go joint top
Franck Ribery scores on return as Bayern Munich go joint top

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery scored in his first game this season as the champions moved joint top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, while Shinji Kagawa also enjoyed a goalscoring return as Borussia Dortmund saw off Freiburg.

Injuries leave Dortmund counting on Shinji Kagawa
Injuries leave Dortmund counting on Shinji Kagawa

Borussia Dortmund are in the grip of an injury crisis coming into their home clash with Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday and with a Champions League clash with Arsenal just around the corner.

Japan midfielder Kagawa returns to Dortmund

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa returned to Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, signing a four-year contract with last season`s Bundesliga runners-up after two disappointing years at Manchester United.

Japanese star Shinji Kagawa returns to Borussia Dortmund
Japanese star Shinji Kagawa returns to Borussia Dortmund

Japanese international Shinji Kagawa has re-signed for former club Borussia Dortmund for a reported fee of 8million euros ($10.5million, £6.3million) ending an unhappy two year spell with Manchester United German publication Bild claimed on Sunday.

Shinji Kagawa set for Japan matches as United doubts grow

Playmaker Shinji Kagawa will be selected in the Japan squad for the first friendly matches under new coach Javier Aguirre, media said Tuesday, as doubts deepened over his future at Manchester United.

Fringe United players await Van Gaal decision

With 10 days left for the English Premier League season to kick off, United`s players and Louis van Gaal have an interesting time ahead. The manager will be looking to cull down players he feels deemed for United. Several faces that include the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Javier Hernandez, Nani, Anderson and Marouane Fellaini are the pivotal faces that could leave Old Trafford.