Samurai Blue

5th Asian Cup title would be a major step for Japan, says captain Maya Yoshida

Yoshida believes that, the success of the campaign in Russia combined with a victory over Qatar at Zayed Sports City would give the team a major profile boost back home.

Jan 31, 2019, 17:30 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2015, 15:36 PM IST