Yoshida captains Japan to victory

By SFC Media Thu 23 Mar International
Photo by Getty | Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida led Japan to a 2-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates in their recent World Cup qualifying clash.

The Southampton defender captained the Blue Samurai for the first time in his career at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.

Yuya Kubo's first-half strike gave Japan a well deserved lead at the break before Yasuyuki Konno then doubled the score and confirmed the victory on the 51st minute.

The result sees Japan remain joint top of Group B with Saudi Arabia, who saw off Thailand 3-0 earlier in the day.

England call-ups for Saints trio
International

England call-ups for Saints trio

Three of Southampton's female players are set for international appearances in January friendlies.

Sun 07 Jan
Bertrand helps shut out Brazil Long suffers Denmark disappointment
Inside Staplewood: Saints look ahead to Watford
First team

Inside Staplewood: Saints look ahead to Watford

Watch as preparations kick off for Saturday's FA Cup tie

1 hour ago
Big Issue vendors move into employment with club Hoedt: Together we can do it