AADAM PATEL: Wataru Endo has quietly become one of Liverpool's unsung heroes... after a difficult start to his Anfield career, the Japanese midfielder is determined to end Jurgen Klopp's reign on a high

AADAM PATEL: The 31-year-old initially struggled with the tempo of the Premier League but week by week, he has adapted and become somewhat of a...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 4 hours ago

Celtic Shorts – coming soon from the makers of The Celtic Star

Something different, something rather special. It’s Celtic Shorts and it’s coming very soon from the makers of The Celtic Star… “Majic, Stan and...
THE CELTIC STAR 11 hours ago

Kubo: “I think Mbappe is getting ready for LaLiga”

Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty ImagesThe Japanese international, who recently had a contract extension with La Real, says Mbappe speaks...
MANAGING MADRID 13 hours ago

Ex-Celtic coach Harry Kewell makes history in his SECOND game as boss – and he’s already bettered Ange Postecoglou

MANY of Ange Postecoglou’s achievements might seem daunting to overcome for his successors. But his former right hand man at Celtic has already...
THE SCOTTISH SUN 14 hours ago

Jesse Lingard lands in Korea with club and player in search of former glories

Former Manchester United midfielder has a chance to make an impact with FC Seoul in the physical K-League Apart from rumours of the original...
THE GUARDIAN 15 hours ago

Marinos' perseverance delights Kewell

Yokohama: Head coach Harry Kewell was delighted with Yokohama F Marinos’ never-say-die attitude after the Japanese side came out tops in the second...
THE-AFC.COM 20 hours ago

Harry Kewell eclipses Ange Postecoglou as ex Celtic coach makes Yokohama F. Marinos history

The former Liverpool and Leeds United star has made a flying start to life in Japan after just two games in charge
FOOTBALLSCOTLAND.CO.UK Feb 21

Passions: Pro Evolution Soccer, the greatest football game of all time

One Japanese firm’s vision of the beautiful game is thriving thanks to fans
SCOTSMAN.COM Feb 21

Arsenal star BANNED from playing for new club on loan after major paperwork gaffe

ARSENAL loanee Omar Rekik has been banned from playing for his new club due to a major paperwork error. The 22-year-old joined Swiss side Servette...
THE SUN Feb 21

Lopes penalty takes Marinos through

Yokohama: Anderson Lopes hit a dramatic late winner from the spot in the final seconds of extra time as Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos progressed to...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 21

Kyosuke Tagawa Hearts transfer future addressed as Steven Naismith admits blame for struggles

The Japanese forward hasn't hit the ground running and has had interest from abroad
FOOTBALLSCOTLAND.CO.UK Feb 21

Latest update on AFC Women's Olympic Qualifier

Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed today that the upcoming AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament - Asian...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 21

Hearts assess Kyosuke Tagawa's situation with a clear message for the Japanese forward

The Japanese forward is seen as a long-term project by the Tynecastle management
EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM Feb 21

Hearts assess Kyosuke Tagawa's situation with a clear message

The Japanese forward is seen as a long-term project by the Tynecastle management
EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM Feb 21

Review – Gordon Milne, Shankly, My Dad and Me with Steve Younger

In his engrossing football memoir Gordon Milne recalls his journey from Preston to Newcastle via Liverpool, Blackpool, Wigan, Coventry, Leicester,...
LETS-HANG-ON Feb 21

St. Louis CITY sign SuperDraft selection Hosei Kijima

TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing St. Louis CITY SC have signed MLS SuperDraft pick Hosei Kijima through the 2024 season with options for 2025-2027,...
MLSSOCCER Feb 20

Japan surge into knockout stage, Oman bid farewell

Dubai: Japan fought back twice from two goals down to defeat Senegal 6-4 in an exciting Group C tie to book their spot in the FIFA Beach Soccer...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 20

Messi, Suárez Signings, World Tour Highlights & Season Goals | Weekly Show #1

Welcome to the first episode of the Inter Miami Weekly Show 2024, where we dive deep into the heart of the club's preseason excitement, major...
FOOTBALLNEWS Feb 20

What is behind North Korea's rise as a women's football power?

Eastern Azaleas are chasing qualification for Olympic Games with team a representation of isolationist state's might The fact that North Korea are...
THE GUARDIAN Feb 20

Watch as footballer is left with golf ball-sized lump on head after awkwardly sprinting into stanchion

A CLUB BRUGGE youngster almost scored a wondergoal but was instead left with a golf ball-sized lump on his forehead. Shion Homma came close to a...
THESUN.IE Feb 20

Celtic defender Yuki Kobayashi rejects loan move

Celtic defender Yuki Kobayashi has rejected the chance to join HJK Helsinki on a short-term loan. The 23-year-old hasn’t made an appearance this...
THE CELTIC STAR Feb 19

PICTURESQUE VANCOUVER A BIG DRAW FOR UPCOMING WORLD CUP

Saturday, June 13, 2026 is the date Vancouverites will host their first of seven World Cup matches at BC Place with an expected attendance of...
CANADIANSOCCERLEAGUE.CA Feb 19

Leandro Trossard says £20m Arsenal star is the toughest player to face in training

Leandro Trossard has named Takehiro Tomiyasu as the toughest Arsenal teammate to face whilst in training. The Japanese international has been...
ARSENAL INSIDER Feb 19

Forgotten Celtic signing sees surprise loan transfer collapse despite flying out to seal move

CELTIC let a clutch of fringe players move out in last month’s transfer window as Brendan Rodgers cleared the decks for the title run-in. But it...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 19

East Asia & ASEAN Wrap: Kawasaki win Super Cup; Buriram rise to top

Kuala Lumpur: Sai van Wermeskerken made a memorable first start for Kawasaki Frontale as his second-half goal helped Toru Oniki’s side edge J1...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 19

Man City owners add yet another club to empire as ‘football collaboration’ with Turkish giants

MANCHESTER CITY'S owners have announced a new “football collaboration” with Istanbul Basaksehir. The City Group and the Turkish club have released...
THE SUN Feb 18

Oman back on track, Japan suffer setback

Dubai: Oman revived their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup UAE 2024 Dubai hopes with a 5-2 win over Mexico in Group D on Sunday.
THE-AFC.COM Feb 18

Mason Holgate sent off for ‘reckless leg-breaking’ tackle against Brighton

Mason Holgate may have recieved one of the most blatant red cards in Premier League history. The defender was featuring in just his third game for...
TALKSPORT Feb 18

Jesse Lingard gets off the mark! Ex-Man Utd star bags first goal as FC Seoul rout university team 11-1 in behind-closed-doors friendly

Ex-Manchester United star Jesse Lingard was on the scoresheet as new side FC Seoul romped to an 11-1 rout of Japanese fifth-tier club NIFS Kanoya.
GOAL.COM Feb 17

Japan hold off Colombia; Oman go down fighting against Brazil

Dubai: Wonder goals from Takuya Akaguma and Ozu Moreira helped Japan see off a courageous challenge from FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup debutants...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 16

Japan hold off brave Colombia challenge

Dubai: Wonder goals from Takuya Akaguma and Ozu Moreira helped Japan see off a courageous challenge from FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup debutants...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 16

Celtic’s Korean stars face international sweat after Jurgen Klinsmann SACKED after Asian Cup flop

JURGEN KLINSMANN has been dramatically sacked as South Korea manager just 12 months after taking charge. The Bayern Munich and Germany legend...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 16

Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup 2024: Schedule, results, start time, TV channel, stream as tournament kicks off in Dubai

THE Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup is upon us as sixteen of the best teams in the world come together to win the biggest prize in the sport. This...
THE SUN Feb 15

Inside Albion | Episode 3 | Derby Delight And Europa Heights

#brightonandhovealbion #premierleague #europaleague Japanese and Spanish subtitles available. 🇯🇵🇪🇸Episode three of Inside Albion, following...
FOOTBALLNEWS Feb 15

Dan Ashworth’s transfer hits & misses as Man Utd close in on pinching Newcastle’s ex-Brighton chief as sporting director

MANCHESTER UNITED are closing in on Newcastle's highly-rated director of football Dan Ashworth. The former West Brom, Brighton and FA chief has...
THE SUN Feb 15

Transfer interest in Hearts forward Kyosuke Tagawa

Foreign clubs are watching the Japanese internationalist
EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM Feb 15

PSG vs Real Sociedad: Take Kubo Apologizes Profusely

Real Sociedad's Japanese player, Take Kubo, takes the blame for the first goal scored by Kylian Mbappé of PSG.
VIPSG.NET Feb 15

Shaikh Salman sends best wishes to Asia's beach soccer contenders

Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has sent his best wishes to Asia’s representatives...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 15

Harry Kewell Makes Yokohama F. Marinos Debut

Former Celtic coach Harry Kewell has taken up the managerial reins at Yokohama F. Marinos, stepping into a role previously held by Ange...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 14

Former Man Utd star Jesse Lingard enjoys winning FC Seoul debut during pre-season friendly in Japan

JESSE LINGARD has made his first appearance for FC Seoul during a pre-season friendly. The South Korean side took on Japanese second-tier side...
THE SUN Feb 14

Gary Lineker’s ultimate pundit 5-a-side team revealed with legends from BBC Sport, Sky Sports and TNT Sports

GARY LINEKER has picked a host of legendary names after being tasked with choosing his ultimate five-a-side team of pundits. The former...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 14

Kawasaki Frontale edge Shandong Taishan in thriller

Ji’nan: Kawasaki Frontale will take a slender advantage into the second leg of their AFC Champions League™ 2023/24 Round of 16 meeting with...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 13

‘So happy’: Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted that ‘brilliant’ 29-year-old is part of his Celtic team

Brendan Rodgers has shared how he feels about Kyogo Furuhashi at Celtic right now. The Japanese striker has been struggling to recapture the...
67 HAIL HAIL Feb 13

Brendan Rodgers Believes Celtic Tweak Benefited Kyogo

Many Celtic fans were left surprised on Sunday afternoon when both Kyogo Furuhashi and Adam Idah were named in the lineup to face St.Mirren....
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 13

Joe Hart Hailed By Neil Lennon; Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

Celtic came away from Paisley’s SMISA Stadium with a pivotal 2-0 Scottish Cup win on Sunday afternoon. Although Japanese duo Kyogo and Daizen Maeda...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 13

“They don’t get that kind of credit” – St. Mirren Manager Praises Overlooked Side of Celtic’s Game

Goals from Japanese striking duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda contributed towards a deserved 2-0 Scottish Cup win for Celtic on Sunday...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 13

Shaikh Salman extends condolences on the passing of Dr. Nozomu Ohata

Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has extended his condolences to the family and loved ones of former AFC Medical...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 13

Man Utd, Liverpool & Arsenal in fight to sign £51m star, club ‘ready to sell' him this summer

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly in a fight with each other over a deal to sign Brighton and Hove Albion star Kaoru Mitoma...
FOOTBALL-TALK.CO.UK Feb 12

Chelsea, Manchester United vying for Kaoru Mitoma

Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in 26-year-old Japanese international Kaoru Mitoma, a target for Barcelona. The post Chelsea,...
THE HARD TACKLE Feb 12

Takefusa Kubo commits to Real Sociedad amid rumoured Premier League interest

Japan international Takefusa Kubo has committed his future to Real Sociedad amid links with a series of potential suitors. The 22-year-old winger,...
SOCCERNEWS.COM Feb 12

Match Gallery: St Mirren v Celtic

Celtic progressed to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and a home tie against Livingston with a 2-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley on...
CELTICFC.COM Feb 12

Celtic Players Aren’t Robots, Claims Pundit

Celtic progressed to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon courtesy of a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory over St. Mirren....
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 12

Jim Goodwin Praises Celtic After “Unwarranted Criticism”

Goals from Japanese Celtic duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda saw the Hoops through into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup. The Bhoys...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 12

PL side may have "opened the door" for United as summer sale looms large - report

Brighton have opened the door for the potential exit of their Japanese… The post Brighton’s new signing could open door for Manchester United...
THEPEOPLESPERSON.COM Feb 12

‘He's back' – Alistair Johnston's Brilliant Sunday Evening Celtic Post

In a display of support, Alistair Johnston’s social media tribute to Kyogo Furuhashi captured the essence of camaraderie that threads through the...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 11

Brendan Rodgers accuses Celtic's critics of ganging up to try to 'bring them down'

Goals from Japanese duo Kyogo and Daizen Maeda secured a comfortable 2-0 win in Paisley as Celtic remained on course to defend the trophy they won...
IRISH MIRROR Feb 11

Brendan Rodgers hits out at Celtic critics after Scottish Cup win

Japanese stars Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda on target in win over St Mirren
THE IRISH TIMES Feb 11

Rodgers’ Emphatic Response To Kyogo and Palma Question; Pair Weren’t “Left out”

Celtic came away from Paisley on Sunday afternoon with a vital Scottish Cup win. Goals from Japanese striking duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 11

Brendan Rodgers “so proud” of His Celtic Players Despite Lack of Experience

Celtic came away from Paisley on Sunday afternoon with a comfortable 2-0 victory. Goals from Japanese duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda were...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 11

Winning display against St Mirren get thumbs up from the manager

A 2-0 victory over St Mirren in Paisley has not only taken Celtic into the quarter-finals of the 2023/24 Scottish Cup, it has maintained the...
CELTICFC.COM Feb 11

Brendan Rodgers fires back at Celtic 'broken' claims as he accuses critics of GANGING UP to bring them down

The Irishman maintained his perfect record in the Scottish Cup as Japanese duo Kyogo and Daizen Maeda netted in St Mirren win.
DAILY RECORD Feb 11

Brendan Rodgers Provides Taylor and CCV Injury Updates After St. Mirren Win

Goals from Japanese duo Kyogo and Daizen Maeda ensured Celtic secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon. It...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 11

Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda fire holders Celtic into cup quarter-finals

The Japanese pair struck the goals in a 2-0 win at St Mirren.
NEWSCHAINONLINE.COM Feb 11

Kyogo fires in opener as Celts progress in Scottish Cup

Scottish Cup Fifth-Round SMiSA Stadium, Paisley ST MIRREN… 0 CELTIC… 2 (Kyogo 15, Maeda 53) Celtic advanced into the quarter-finals of the Scottish...
CELTICFC.COM Feb 11

The True Hero From Celtic’s Sunday Victory; Continues To Save The Hoops

Celtic came away from Paisley with a comfortable 2-0 victory on Sunday courtesy of goals from Japanese duo Kyogo and Daizen Maeda. The true hero of...
CELTS ARE HERE Feb 11

Shock moment Celtic star Kyogo ‘uses VAR monitor like Spanish announce table’ as St Mirren ace sent CRASHING into screen

FOOTIE fans up and down the country at some point this season will have probably felt like taking out their frustrations on VAR. So many...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 11

Video: Daizen Maeda makes it 2-0 to Celtic

Daizen Maeda has doubled Celtic’s lead in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round against St Mirren. With 53 minutes played, the Japanese attacker pounced to...
THE CELTIC STAR Feb 11

Watch former Arsenal star score thunderbolt aged 38 as fans say ‘wait, he’s still playing?’

LUKAS PODOLSKI amazed fans by scoring a screamer aged 38 on Saturday. The former Arsenal ace left North London in 2015. LE MISSILE DE PODOLSKI !...
THE SUN Feb 11

Sunday BIG GAME open thread

Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty ImagesWHO'S READY? Happy Sunday, everyone! Are you ready for the BIG GAME? Yeah, you know which game I'm talking...
SBNATION.COM Feb 11

Celtic are stronger than Rangers says Daizen Maeda as Japan star insists he’ll learn from Asian Cup heartache

HIS COUNTRY was on the end of a shock in the Asian Cup — but Daizen Maeda says that won’t be the case at his club. Japan were knocked out of the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 11

Kyogo is 'too good' for Celtic as Brendan Rodgers blamed for striker's drop in form

Chris Sutton fears the Japanese striker could look elsewhere in the summer amid a frustrating campaign
FOOTBALLSCOTLAND.CO.UK Feb 10

Jahanbakhsh: IR Iran determined to deliver

Doha: The Islamic Republic of Iran will be appearing in the AFC Asian Cup™ semi-finals for the second tournament in a row after Saturday’s...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 6

Europe Wrap: Ogawa at the double; Bhandari makes history in France

Kuala Lumpur: Koki Ogawa continued his good form in the Netherlands since his loan move from Japan's Yokohama FC as he opened the scoring from the...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 6

Messi feels better, hopes to play in Tokyo friendly

- Look for Lionel Messi to play in Wednesday's friendly in Tokyo with Inter Miami facing Japanese club Vissel Kobe.
ESPN Feb 6

Lionel Messi hopes to play in Inter Miami's friendly in Japan

Lionel Messi is uncertain about his participation in Inter Miami's pre-season friendly in Japan due to a lingering leg injury. He expressed his...
INDIATIMES.COM Feb 6

Open Thread: 6 February 2024

Daily Edition of the Daily Merengue The Daily Merengue is a place where you can feel free to discuss all things football. Do not be alarmed by the...
MANAGING MADRID Feb 6

Reports: Takehiro Tomiyasu to sign Arsenal extension

Photo by Visionhaus/Getty ImagesThe versatile defender has reportedly agreed to extend his stay at the Emirates In the wake of Arsenal's dominant...
THE SHORT FUSE Feb 5

Sport Bild Report: Gladbach and Düsseldorf near agreement on Tanaka summer transfer

Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that Borussia Möchengladbach and Fortuna Düsseldorf are close to finalizing a €2.5 million deal for the...
BULINEWS.COM Feb 5

Indonesia crowned champions of first-ever AFC eAsian Cup

Doha: Indonesia defeated Japan to emerge winners of the inaugural edition of the AFC eAsian Cup on Monday.
THE-AFC.COM Feb 5

Hibs vs Celtic: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news, referee and VAR for Scottish Premiership clash

HIBS host Celtic this midweek in a crucial match for both sides. Nick Montgomery’s side go into this one off the back of a 3-0 humbling at home...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 5

Arsenal reach agreement with Takehiro Tomiyasu over new contract

Arsenal are set to announce a new contract for Takehiro Tomiyasu, as Mikel Arteta wanted an extended stay for the Japanese international The post...
THE HARD TACKLE Feb 5

Wataru Endo Set to Rejoin Liverpool Training This Week

Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty ImagesThe defensive midfielder and Japan captain will be an option for Jürgen Klopp against Burnley on the weekend....
SBNATION.COM Feb 5

Inter Miami land in Japan for their final preseason friendly overseas... but do thousands more fans face disappointment of missing Lionel Messi as he struggles with a hamstring injury?

Around 40,000 bought tickets to catch a glimpse of Messi in action in Hong Kong but he remained on the bench after suffering a hamstring strain...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Feb 5

Tomiyasu on way back to Arsenal after shock Japan defeat

Tomiyasu’s Japan knocked out of the Asian cup Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu will be heading back to London after being knocked out of this...
JUSTARSENAL.COM Feb 5

Takehiro Tomiyasu 'agrees new Arsenal contract'

Arsenal reportedly agree a new long-term deal with Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, who was the subject of interest from Bayern Munich in January.
SPORTSMOLE.CO.UK Feb 5

Takehiro Tomiyasu's future decided! Arsenal end transfer speculation by tying Japan star down to new long-term contract

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu has reportedly agreed to a new deal with the team, with an announcement "imminent."
GOAL.COM Feb 5

25-year-old makes decision on Arsenal future after talks with club since November

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is closing in on a contract renewal with the club. According to a report from Evening Standard, the Japanese...
CAUGHTOFFSIDE Feb 5
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