Soccer: Kagawa leads way as Japan beats Azerbaijan
News On Japan via Japan Times -- May 24
Shinji Kagawa showed exactly why he has Manchester United and a host of other leading European clubs on his trail Wednesday, scoring with a cracking finish to put Japan on the way to a 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in a warmup for next month's World Cup qualifiers.
The Borussia Dortmund star struck three minutes before the interval and also had a hand in the second goal, scored by Shinji Okazaki, before making way for Arsenal starlet Ryo Miyaichi to make his eagerly anticipated senior national team debut midway through the second half at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa.
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The sailors are presumed to be Russians. (NHK ) |
|| Employee of real estate company stabbed in Tokyo |
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