Posts Tagged ‘AFC

05
Jun
11

Honda supports Usami move to Bayern

Takashi Usami has had quite a week, and no sooner had he received his first call-up to the full national team than his much-anticipated transfer to Bayern Munich appeared to have become final.

On Friday I asked Keisuke Honda what he thought of the 19-year-old, and also what his own plans were for the future.

19
Mar
11

The Back Post – Football placed firmly in perspective

After the tragic events that took place in the Tohoku region of Japan last week, football has been placed very much in perspective.

The J.League and JFA have done well to bear this in mind, and I discussed their reactions in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami here.

01
Sep
10

Spiranovic returns to Australia fold

I had a chat with Urawa Reds defender Matthew Spiranovic after his side’s 1-1 draw with Kashima Antlers at the weekend, when we discussed his recall to the Australian national team.

 

Please follow the links below to see what he had to say.

English: http://www.the-afc.com/en/afc-asian-cup-news/30204-spiranovic-targets-place-in-afc-asian-cup-squad

日本語:http://www.the-afc.com/jp/afc-asian-cup-news/30204-spiranovic-targets-place-in-afc-asian-cup-squad

27
Aug
10

Interview with Nishino Akira

Last week I interviewed Gamba Osaka coach Nishino Akira as part of the AFC’s Asian Coaches Year.

He spoke frankly about the underestimation of Asian coaches, his many successes and his thoughts on the next Japan coach, and you can read the full feature here:

English: http://www.the-afc.com/en/features-and-interviews/30160-nishino-roots-for-home-grown-coaches

日本語:http://www.the-afc.com/jp/features-and-interviews/30160-nishino-roots-for-home-grown-coaches

27
Aug
10

Endo looking ahead

In the second part of my interview with Yasuhito Endo he tells me what he’s looking forward to and who he sees as Japan’s biggest threat.

English: http://www.the-afc.com/en/component/content/article/30162-endo-expects-tough-saudi-challenge

日本語:http://www.the-afc.com/jp/afc-asian-cup-news/30162-endo-expects-tough-saudi-challenge




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