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Schurrle strike gives Dortmund 3-2 win in Japan

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Germany forward Andre Schurrle smashed a late winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Japan’s Urawa Reds 3-2 on their Far East preseason tour Saturday.

Turkey striker Emre Mor scored a quickfire double to cancel out Shinzo Kuroki’s volleyed opener, before Reds defender Wataru Endo restored parity with a free header five minutes from time in Saitama.

Japan’s Kagawa extends Dortmund deal to 2020

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan international midfielder Shinji Kagawa has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020, the German club said on Friday.

“We’re very pleased that Shinji will play for us for another three seasons,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said as the club arrived in Tokyo on Friday on its pre-season tour.

Kagawa injury hits Japan World Cup qualifying preparations

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s World Cup qualifying preparations were dealt a blow Wednesday when playmaker Shinji Kagawa suffered a shoulder injury in a 1-1 home draw with Syria.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was stretchered off just nine minutes into the Tokyo friendly clutching his left shoulder after an awkward fall, and could be in doubt for next week’s Asian qualifier against Iraq.

Kagawa injury hits Japan World Cup qualifying preparations

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s World Cup qualifying preparations were dealt a blow Wednesday when playmaker Shinji Kagawa suffered a shoulder injury in a 1-1 home draw with Syria.

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was stretchered off just nine minutes into the Tokyo friendly clutching his left shoulder after an awkward fall, and could be in doubt for next week’s Asian qualifier against Iraq.

Dortmund hit with injury woes for Monaco clash

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has personnel problems to resolve as they prepare to host free-scoring Monaco in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg.

“It’s complicated. There are a lot of things we have to deal with,” said Tuchel ahead of the clash at Dortmund’s imposing Signal Iduna Park.

Borussia Dortmund’s draw at Schalke puts Bayern on verge of title

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Shinji Kagawa's superb chip was not enough to prevent Borussia Dortmund drawing 2-2 at Schalke on Sunday, edging Bayern Munich towards a historic fourth straight Bundesliga title.

The draw in Gelsenkirchen leaves Pep Guardiola's Bayern seven points clear of second-placed Dortmund with five games left.

Borussia Dortmund’s draw at Schalke puts Bayern on verge of title

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Shinji Kagawa's superb chip was not enough to prevent Borussia Dortmund drawing 2-2 at Schalke on Sunday, edging Bayern Munich towards a historic fourth straight Bundesliga title.

The draw in Gelsenkirchen leaves Pep Guardiola's Bayern seven points clear of second-placed Dortmund with five games left.

Christian Pulisic records assist in Dortmund friendly win

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He may only be 17 years old, but American midfielder Christian Pulisic looked like a Borussia Dortmund regular during Tuesday's friendly.

After coming on in the second half as a substitute, the U.S. Under-17 National Team midfielder dazzled during Dortmund's 4-0 drubbing of Frankfurt in Dubai, assisting on the team's third goal.

LOAN WATCH: Is Adnan Januzaj a Good Fit for Borussia Dortmund?

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Danke, Kloppo! Borussia Dortmund fans give Jürgen Klopp emotional send-off in final home game (VIDEO)

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Forgetting Man Utd and Liverpool: From Premier League flops to Dortmund’s unsung heroes

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Borussia Dortmund's domestic disaster in the first half of the Bundesliga season has been well-documented, with Jurgen Klopp's men going from title challengers to relegation fodder in the space of six months.

Are Borussia Dortmund finally back? Assessing five positives and negatives from BVB’s recent revival

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Procura-se guarda-redes de “olhos em bico” para a Bundesliga

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Basta um olhar mais atento para os protagonistas da principal liga alemã de futebol para se constatar o peso que os jogadores oriundos da Ásia, e mais concretamente do Japão e da Coreia do Sul, vêm assumindo em muitas equipas. Na presente época, das 18 formações que disputam a Bundesliga apenas sete não têm qualquer futebolista oriundo daqueles dois países.

Moyes responsible for Kagawa exit says Ferguson

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Borussia Dortmund have had a terrible start to their new campaign. They are currently lying 13th in the Bundesligawith only seven points on board and 10 points behind Bayern Munich, title challenge is almost as good as over before it really started.

Anderlecht against the big boys

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It is always special to go to a Champions League match, where the football quality is so high and the atmosphere electric. This was certainly the case today in a beautiful evening in Brussels for the match between the home side Anderlecht and the German giants Borussia Dortmund. Anderlecht were understandably full of expectations after a flying start to the season and a good away result in Turkey

Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg 3-1 Highlights 2014 Ramos Kagawa Aubameyang Goals Video

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After struggling at Manchester United, Shinji Kagawa returns to the Bundesliga with a point to prove

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When young fledgelings fly the nest and leave the place they are most comfortable for life's next step it's easy to point the finger on their premature return, questioning their lack of moral fibre, ability or drive to succeed.

CONFIRMED: Kagawa has gone

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Manchester United have just confirmed the rumours which have been circulating for some time. Shinji Kagawa has returned to his former club, Borussia Dortmund, on a permanent deal which is thought to be around £6m.

United midfielder returns to Europe

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Shinji Kagawa has left Manchester United after just two seasons to return to Borussia Dortmund, the club from which United had signed him in the summer of 2012.

Dortmund are believed to have paid around £7m for the 25-year-old, half of what they received for him two years ago, with the Japanese's price-tag driven down by two difficult seasons, during which he never managed to establish himself as regular starter at United, despite arriving at Old Trafford amid much promise.

DONE DEAL: Midfielder leaves Manchester United to complete transfer move

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Borussia Dortmund have resigned Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United for just €8m as the Japanese midfielder put pen to a four year contract for the Bundesliga outfit.

Kagawa joined United for £13m in 2011 but never seemed to guarantee a starting eleven place making only 36 appearances for the Old Trafford side.

Manchester to complete €8m transfer today, player will sign 4-year-deal

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Germany press believe that Shinji Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund is almost a done deal scenario. Yesterday, we had reports that Kagawa's agent, Thomas Kroth was in Dortmund to sort to final details of the transfer.

Manchester United close to completing €10m transfer, agent sorting out release papers

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Shinji Kagawa is inching closer to joining his former club Borussia Dortmund. We have covered two earlier reports from Germany, where it claimed the Japanese may undergo a medical tonight before completing his move.

Shinji Kagawa Reportedly Transferring To Borussia Dortmund

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As Louis van Gaal settles in as Manchester United's newest manager, he has made it very clear that he is interested in selling a number of players. Shinji Kagawa is on the list of players for sale, and the Japanese midfielder has received interest from Valencia and his former club, Borussia Dortmund.

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Okazaki fires 50th for Japan in 4-0 Thai rout

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa gave the hosts the lead in their Asian Group B qualifier with a sharp finish after eight minutes, before Okazaki thundered home a diving header to bring up his half-century in swashbuckling style.

Japan crush Thailand 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa gave the hosts the lead in their Asian Group B qualifier with a sharp finish after eight minutes, before Okazaki thundered home a diving header to bring up his half-century in swashbuckling style.

Japan crush Thailand 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa gave the hosts the lead in their Asian Group B qualifier with a sharp finish after eight minutes, before Okazaki thundered home a diving header to bring up his half-century in swashbuckling style.

Yamaguchi rescues Japan against Iraq in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Substitute Hotaru Yamaguchi's 95th-minute winner rescued Japan and their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign as they escaped with a 2-1 victory over Iraq on Thursday.

The Blue Samurai were headed for an ignominious draw in Saitama when Yamaguchi smashed a loose ball from a corner through a forest of legs and into the Iraqi goal.

Yamaguchi rescues Japan against Iraq in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Substitute Hotaru Yamaguchi's 95th-minute winner rescued Japan and their stuttering World Cup qualifying campaign as they escaped with a 2-1 victory over Iraq on Thursday.

The Blue Samurai were headed for an ignominious draw in Saitama when Yamaguchi smashed a loose ball from a corner through a forest of legs and into the Iraqi goal.

Asano lays ‘ghost goal’ spectre to rest in Japan win

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Bangkok (AFP) Takuma Asano bounced back from last week's disallowed goal controversy as he hit Japan's second in a 2-0 win over Thailand which reignited their World Cup qualifying bid on Tuesday.

Asano was denied a clear goal in Thursday's 2-1 defeat to UAE when officials failed to see his shot had crossed the line, but there was no doubt when he scored in Bangkok.

Asian Cup 2015: Japan – Three reasons behind the Samurai Blue’s early exit

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5 Observations From Japan’s 2-0 Victory Against Jordan at the AFC Asian Cup

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Japan have been efficient if not spectacular in their defense of the Asian Cup. They dealt with Palestine easily and eased past Iraq. Against Jordan the Japanese had a chance to finish Group D on top with a 100% record and set themselves up for a mouthwatering with the technically proficient United Arab Emirates.

5 Observations From Japan’s 2-0 Victory Against Jordan at the AFC Asian Cup

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Japan have been efficient if not spectacular in their defense of the Asian Cup. They dealt with Palestine easily and eased past Iraq. Against Jordan the Japanese had a chance to finish Group D on top with a 100% record and set themselves up for a mouthwatering with the technically proficient United Arab Emirates.

Japan vs Jordan 2-0 Asian Cup Highlights 2015 Honda Kagawa Goals Video

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Asian Cup 2015: Japan – Everything you need to know about the Samurai Blue

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Video: Man Utd flop Shinji Kagawa scores well taken double for Dortmund

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Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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It's a well known fact that footballers will flog any old tat. The formula: Premier League star plus pizza chain, hair dye, bacon, crisps, drinks, whatever, is a ready-made classic.

Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

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Something very peculiar appears to have happened to Wayne Rooney. You may have noticed it during Manchester United's defeat at the Etihad, then again when England beat Slovenia at Wembley, only for the strange phenomenon to be repeated on Tuesday night, as England were victorious once again, against Scotland.

Deadline Day: Everton Installed As New Bookies’ Favourites To Sign Tom Cleverley From Man Utd

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It seems that Tom Cleverley is pretty much destined to be following Shinji Kagawa out of the Old Trafford exit door before the transfer window closes, with Aston Villa and Hull City previously thought to be making in-roads toward an £8million deal for the oft-maligned midfielder.

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Kagawa: Fergie would go red he shouted so much at Rooney and Giggs

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Shinji Kagawa has reflected on the Sir Alex Ferguson "hairdryer", although admits he never really got much of a telling off, as the manager's anger was usually directed at the senior players.

Although I had heard about the [hairdryer] rumour before going to Manchester, I hadn't seen any managers shouting that hard.