Shinji Kagawa

  • Benched Kagawa's concerns valid ahead of World Cup 12-09-2013 09:07 AM

    Seoul: Shinji Kagawa had little choice but to make his frustration public, knowing that a lack of game time at Manchester United could have ramifications for his World Cup aspirations with Japan. With the countdown on to Brazil 2014 and competition for places increasing, even the biggest names from the...
  • Kagawa frustrated by lack of playing time at Manchester United 11-09-2013 09:34 AM

    Yokohama: Shinji Kagawa has expressed frustration at being omitted from Manchester United's lineup this season after scoring in Japan's 3-1 friendly win over Ghana. Kagawa, who has yet to see playing time this season under David Moyes, scored a superb equalizer in the second half Tuesday as Japan beat an...
  • Italy overhaul Japan to reach Confederation Cup semis 20-06-2013 06:53 AM

    Recife, Brazil: Substitute Sebastian Giovinco tapped in a late goal to secure Italy a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan on Wednesday and a semi-final berth in the Confederations Cup. Giovinco slotted home the winner in the 86th minute after latching onto a cross in the area, capping a pulsating contest...
  • Japan's Kagawa the dangerman: De Rossi 19-06-2013 08:37 AM

    Recife: Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi picked out Japan's Shinji Kagawa as the dangerman for his side ahead of their Confederations Cup match on Wednesday. "I only know three or four Japanese players and the most talked about is the one that plays for Manchester United, Kagawa, he is the...
  • Japan name 23-man squad for Confederations Cup 05-06-2013 04:34 PM

    Tokyo: A Japan squad without any surprises was chosen for the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, a day after the team secured a fifth straight World Cup appearance. Keisuke Honda, whose goal in stoppage time allowed Japan to draw 1-1 with Australia and qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, and...
  • Out-of-sorts Rooney no longer getting goals that matter 19-04-2013 07:00 PM

    Manchester: For striker Wayne Rooney to be taken off the pitch because Manchester United needed a vital goal was once inconceivable but is now the reality facing a player whose future at the club is as shaky as his form. "We had to get that goal that mattered," was manager...
  • Kagawa, Schwarzer nominated for new AFC award 18-11-2012 03:28 PM

    Singapore: Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa and his Japanese team mate Yuto Nagatomo have been nominated for the AFC's first Asian International Player of the Year award. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the three-man shortlist for the new honour on Sunday along with the nominees...
  • Manchester United's Kagawa unfit for Chelsea clash 26-10-2012 04:13 PM

    London: Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been ruled out for up to four weeks with a knee injury, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday. The Japanese international was substituted at halftime of United's 3-2 victory over Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday. "Shinji Kagawa is going to be...
  • Shinji Kagawa injury scare for Manchester United 24-10-2012 01:14 PM

    London: Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa picked up an injury during the first half of last night's 3-2 comeback win over Braga and he is due for tests on Wednesday to discover the extent of the problem. The Japan international was replaced at half time by Nani after he picked...