Yuto Nagatomo

  • World Cup 2014: Greece must fix defence to survive against Japan June 19, 2014

    Natal, Brazil: Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions in 2004. A decade ago, that team conceded a miserly four goals at Euro 2004 and its successor only conceded four in qualifying to secure its...
  • We want to win the football World Cup, says Japan's Nagatomo May 20, 2014

    Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo cannot be accused of lacking ambition and says he will be going to Brazil next month with only one goal - winning the World Cup. Nagatomo is expected to be a key player for the Blue Samurai at their fifth successive World Cup finals, where they have...
  • Kagawa, Schwarzer nominated for new AFC award November 18, 2012

    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...