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Honda eyes Melbourne move, Olympics place

Melbourne Victory

Wenger could play advisory role for Japan FA


Wenger not in contention for Japan role

Match 54
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Keisuke Honda calls for coaching license overhaul amid questions over Cambodia role

Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.

Former Japan star Honda, 32, took over coaching duties with Cambodia after retiring from international football following the World Cup in Russia.

He has been officially named as general manager of the national team but is acting in a voluntary and unpaid role.

Honda, who also signed a two-year deal to play for Melbourne Victory in August, argued that players...

Japan vs. Chile cancelled after earthquake hits Sapporo

Japan's match with Chile has been cancelled after an earthquake struck the island of Hokkaido on Thursday.

Seven people are confirmed dead after the 6.7 magnitude quake caused landslides, with dozens hospitalised and millions of homes and businesses without power, according to local reports.

A statement from the Japanese FA said that they have cancelled the match in Sapporo as a result of the tremor, with its epicentre 60km southeast of the city.

"We send our deepest condolences and sincerest sympathies...

Son Heung-Min could avoid military service as South Korea win Asian Games

Son Heung-min and his South Korea teammates are now exempt from mandatory military service following their 2018 Asian Games triumph.
Son Heung-min cannot thank Tottenham enough for allowing him to play in the 2018 Asian Games.

Son Heung-Min said he is looking forward to getting back to England and finding his best form for Tottenham after helping South Korea beat Japan 2-1 to win the Asian Games, a result that means he could avoid military service.

All able-bodied South Korean men must complete 21 months service in the military as a deterrent against the North, but exemptions are offered to athletes who win gold at the Asian Games or a medal of any colour at the Olympics.

The game was goalless after 90 minutes meaning...

Melbourne Victory seal signing of Japan striker Keisuke Honda

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda
Keisuke Honda will move to the A-League this season.

Melbourne Victory confirmed the signing of Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda for the upcoming A-League season on Monday.

Honda is the highest-profile player to join the competition since David Villa's four-match loan stint at Melbourne City in 2014, and arguably the biggest name Victory has signed in the club's 13-year history.

The 32-year-old, who is expected to arrive in Melbourne next week, shapes as the new focal point in a retooled attack for the defending champions after the departure of striker...

Keisuke Honda eyes Melbourne Victory move and Tokyo Olympics place

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why he doesn't see Usain Bolt's six-week A-League trial as anything more than a piece of commercialism.

Keisuke Honda is targeting a move to Melbourne Victory and a place in the Japan team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Honda, 32, announced his retirement from the national team last month after playing at his third World Cup and helping Japan reach the second round.

However, the forward said he would love the chance to star in his homeland as one of three overage players in the under-23 tournament.

"I have the aim of playing in the Tokyo Olympics in two years," he told AbemaTV. "One of the reasons...