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Quick-fire Okazaki gets Leicester up and running

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Shinji Okazaki set up Leicester’s first win of the Premier League season as the Japan forward’s quick-fire strike inspired a 2-0 success against Brighton on Saturday.

Okazaki took just 52 seconds to open the scoring at the King Power Stadium and Harry Maguire doubled Leicester’s advantage after the interval.

Quick-fire Okazaki gets Leicester up and running

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Shinji Okazaki set up Leicester’s first win of the Premier League season as the Japan forward’s quick-fire strike inspired a 2-0 success against Brighton on Saturday.

Okazaki took just 52 seconds to open the scoring at the King Power Stadium and Harry Maguire doubled Leicester’s advantage after the interval.

Ranieri backs Okazaki over Vardy at Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri admits that Japanese international striker Shinji Okazaki is his preferred option for Premier League outings rather than England star Jamie Vardy.

Vardy was left on the bench for the second successive Premier League fixture on Sunday as the champions were beaten 2-1 by West Brom.

Ranieri backs Okazaki over Vardy at Leicester

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri admits that Japanese international striker Shinji Okazaki is his preferred option for Premier League outings rather than England star Jamie Vardy.

Vardy was left on the bench for the second successive Premier League fixture on Sunday as the champions were beaten 2-1 by West Brom.

Cesc Carries Chelsea To Victory In League Cup

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Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas answered critics that he does not score enough, scoring two terrific goals in extra-time to lead Chelsea to a thrilling victory over Leicester in the league cup on Tuesday night.

And for those who say that he does not run enough, there was an 80-yard sprint to celebrate the second with a knee-slide before more than three thousand traveling fans.

Photos: Shinji Okazaki overhead kicks makes it Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

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Late Harry Kane penalty keeps Spurs in FA Cup

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Substitute Harry Kane earned Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at home to Leicester City on Sunday with an 89th-minute penalty that kept his side in the FA Cup.

Spurs took an early lead through Christian Eriksen in the third-round tie, before goals from Marcin Wasilewski and half-time substitute Shinji Okazaki put Leicester in control.

Late Harry Kane penalty keeps Spurs in FA Cup

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Substitute Harry Kane earned Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw at home to Leicester City on Sunday with an 89th-minute penalty that kept his side in the FA Cup.

Spurs took an early lead through Christian Eriksen in the third-round tie, before goals from Marcin Wasilewski and half-time substitute Shinji Okazaki put Leicester in control.

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Arsenal Rally To Beat Leicester As Premier League Returns

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Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side's favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.

Mahrez penalty mishap lets Man City off hook

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez’s disallowed penalty allowed Manchester City to take a significant step towards Champions League qualification with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday.

All of the goals came in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, with David Silva’s opener for the home side allowed to stand despite a strong suggestion of offside.

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.

Okazaki rings Leicester’s bell, says Ranieri

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London (AFP) Leicester City's Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki is the player who gives the team a lift in times of need, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Thursday.

The Premier League champions ended a three-game winless run last weekend by beating Crystal Palace 3-1 and Okazaki celebrated his first start since September 10 by scoring the second goal.

Eden Hazard, Shaqiri, Traore… Names of the Premier League, week 9

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Garlands and crowds greet Foxes in Thailand

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Garlands and crowds greet Foxes in Thailand

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Max Gradel, Graziano Pelle, Okazaki… Names of the Premier League, week 30

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The Premier Leaguelast weekend, but the five games that did go ahead still had a significant impact on both ends of the table. Here are the star Names of the Premier League for week 30... Shinji...

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Must-See Goal: Shinji Okazaki

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Penalty king Riyad Mahrez keeps Leicester top for Christmas

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Two penalties from Riyad Mahrez and a fine finish from Shinji Okazaki helped Premier League leaders Leicester to a 3-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Claudio Ranieri's surprise title contenders again underlined their collective strength with a wonderful team effort that ensures Leicester go into the Christmas period at the top of the table after their 11th win in 17 matches.

Penalty king Riyad Mahrez keeps Leicester top for Christmas

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Two penalties from Riyad Mahrez and a fine finish from Shinji Okazaki helped Premier League leaders Leicester to a 3-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Claudio Ranieri's surprise title contenders again underlined their collective strength with a wonderful team effort that ensures Leicester go into the Christmas period at the top of the table after their 11th win in 17 matches.

Transfer Tracker: Chelsea, West Ham, Newcastle, Aston Villa Chase Charlie Austin, But Where’s He Off To?

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2015 Premier League Summer Transfer Window: What Every Team Needs (Part I – Arsenal to Manchester United)

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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.

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 Socceroos 2014 Highlights Australia 2-1 Okazaki Backheel Goal Konno Cahill Video Friendly Osaka

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Japan on verge of making World Cup

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Japanese football continued its development on Wednesday after the national side all-but qualified for their fifth successive FIFA World Cup with a late victory over Oman.

The match saw Japan taken almost to the very end by a battling Oman team but in the final minute Shinji Okazaki popped up to secure a 2-1 victory and extend the nation's lead in Group B of Asian qualifying.

Scout Report – Asian Cup 2011

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Just Football's resident scout Tom Shaw has been busy. Here's his scout report from the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar:

International tournaments provide a great opportunity for scouts to watch the top players from a variety of countries in a high-class, competitive environment.

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Introducing Thomas Tuchel: Borussia Dortmund’s Klopp replacement and Europe’s newest hipster manager

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Europa League Focus – Lazio Continue Their March In Europe

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Europa League Focus Lazio Continue Their March In Europe is a post from: Serie A Weekly A goal in each half by Ederson and Eddy Onazi secured a resounding away win for Lazio in their first leg of the Europa League clash against Stuttgart.

Europa League Focus – Lazio Continue Their March In Europe

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Europa League Focus Lazio Continue Their March In Europe is a post from: Serie A Weekly Europa League Focus Lazio Continue Their March In Europe is a post from: Serie A Weekly A goal in each half by Ederson and Eddy Onazi secured a resounding away win for Lazio in their first leg of the Europa League clash against Stuttgart.

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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.

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Stuttgart's Shinji Okazaki and Steaua Bucharest's Vlad Chiriches, ladies and gentlemen...

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