Kiyotake to follow in Kagawa’s footsteps

Last season was a landmark one for Japanese football as Atsuto Uchida became the first player from the Land of the Rising Sun to play in the semi-finals of the Champions League, as he started both legs of Schalke’s eventual battering by Manchester United.

While Uchida hardly covered himself in glory it was encouraging to see a Japanese player plying his trade at the very highest level and was symbolic of the footballing progress the country has made over the last 10 years


Read the rest at Asian Football Feast.


Posted on September 20, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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