Playing Against Usain Bolt Would Be
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Playing Against Usain Bolt Would Be 'Awesome', Says Keisuke Honda

The Central Coast Mariners signed Usain Bolt in August.

I Won
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I Won't Run Away From AC Milan, Insists Japan's Keisuke Honda

Keisuke Honda has been buried deep on AC Milan's bench after falling out with Serbian coach Sinisa Mihajlovic

Mario Balotelli, Keisuke Honda Doubtful as AC Milan Look to Overcome Napoli
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Mario Balotelli, Keisuke Honda Doubtful as AC Milan Look to Overcome Napoli

Mario Balotelli is expected to start on the bench, at best, after missing several training sessions this week due to a slight muscle injury while playmaker Keisuke Honda missed training on Thursday with flu.

Asian Cup: Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa Guide Japan Into Quarters
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Asian Cup: Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa Guide Japan Into Quarters

Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa netted a goal each to give Japan a 2-0 win over Jordan.

Serie A: Hot-shot Keisuke Honda Fires AC Milan up to Fourth
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Serie A: Hot-shot Keisuke Honda Fires AC Milan up to Fourth

AC Milan are now only five points behind leaders Juventus, held 1-1 at Sassuolo on Saturday, while Roma put three unanswered goals past Chievo to reinforce their grip on second spot and reduce their deficit to a point.

Sulley Muntari, Keisuke Honda Strike as AC Milan End Winless Run
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Sulley Muntari, Keisuke Honda Strike as AC Milan End Winless Run

AC Milan's third win of the season moved them up to provisional fifth place, four points behind leaders Juventus who host second-placed Roma in a top-of-the-table clash in Turin on Sunday.

Keisuke Honda to join AC Milan, says report
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Keisuke Honda to join AC Milan, says report

After nearly four years with the reigning Russian champions, Honda has been eyeing Europe's top clubs as he looks ahead to next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Keisuke Honda powers Japan to friendly win over Guatemala
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Keisuke Honda powers Japan to friendly win over Guatemala

Honda entered the game as a half-time substitute and opened the scoring five minutes later, heading home a Yuto Nagatomo cross at the far post.

Keisuke Honda close to AC Milan deal
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Keisuke Honda close to AC Milan deal

The 27-year-old said contract details were "being settled", adding that his current club CSKA Moscow had demanded a five million euro transfer fee.

Asia
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Asia's fringe players seek a shot at the FIFA World Cup

Domestic-based players will carry their nations' hopes at the July 20-28 tournament in Seoul and Hwaseong, which falls outside FIFA dates -- meaning clubs do not have to release their foreign stars.

Japan becomes 1st team to reach 2014 World Cup
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Japan becomes 1st team to reach 2014 World Cup

Japan needed at least a point to clinch a spot in next year's World Cup in Brazil from Group B in Asian qualifying.

France, Brazil not
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France, Brazil not 'class above us', Japan say

Japan's coach Alberto Zaccheroni and playmaker Keisuke Honda have vowed to come out fighting against former world champions France and Brazil, despite their underdog status.

Honda says Japanese people not patriotic enough
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Honda says Japanese people not patriotic enough

Star midfielder Keisuke Honda said Japanese people are not patriotic enough, in comments published on Thursday after a controversial episode at the Olympics last month.

Kagawa rues failing to score in qualifier
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Kagawa rues failing to score in qualifier

Shinji Kagawa, who is reportedly close to a deal with Manchester United, said he was annoyed about failing to score in Japan's 3-0 drubbing of Oman in their World Cup qualifier at the weekend.

Japan counts on Kagawa, Honda in World Cup qualifiers
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Japan counts on Kagawa, Honda in World Cup qualifiers

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni will rely heavily on Europe-based stars Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda when his team faces Oman, Jordan and Australia in the last full round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.

PSG hoping to sign Japan
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PSG hoping to sign Japan's Honda: Report

Cash-laden Paris Saint-Germain have earmarked 13 million euros ($16.9 million) to acquire Japan and CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda, a Japanese daily reported on Thursday.

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