Asians Abroad – March 2-4

Asians Abroad – March 2-4

By Paul Williams and Anthony Yacoub

Shinji Kagawa became the first Japanese player to score a hattrick in the English Premier League on the weekend when he was the star of Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Norwich City.

He wasn’t the only player to find the back of the net, however. Find out who else was on the scoresheet in our weekly Asians Abroad update, the most comprehensive update you will find.

Japan

Shinji Kagawa celebrates one of three goals he scored on the weekend

Shinji Kagawa celebrates one of three goals he scored on the weekend

Hiroshi Ibusuki was substituted after 75 minutes for AS Eupen in their 0-1 loss to Antwerp in the Belgian Second Division
Shinji Kagawa played a full game and scored a hattrick for Manchester United in their 4-0 win over Norwich City in the English Premier League (see below)
Maya Yoshida played a full game for Southampton in their 1-2 loss to QPR in the English Premier League
Hidetoshi Wakui played a full game and scored a brace for Kalju in their 3-2 win over Paide in Meistriliiga in Estonia

Takashi Inui played a full game for Eintracht Frankfurt in their 0-1 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga
Hiroki Sakai was an unused substitute for Hannover 96 in their 1-3 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga
Makoto Hasebe was substituted after 76 minutes for VfL Wolfsburg in their 1-4 loss to Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga
Hiroshi Kiyotake was substituted after 82 minutes for Nurnberg in their 1-1 draw with Freiburg in the Bundesliga
Mu Kanazaki was an unused substitute for Nurnberg in their 1-1 draw with Freiburg in the Bundesliga
Gotoku Sakai played a full game for VfB Stuttgart in their 1-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga
Shinji Okazaki was an unused substitute for VfB Stuttgart in their 1-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga
Takashi Usami was substituted at half time for Hoffenheim in their 0-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga
Genki Omae was an unused substitute for Fortuna Dusseldorf in their 1-1 draw with Mainz in the Bundesliga
Yusuke Tasaka was substituted after 71 minutes for VfL Bochum in their 0-0 draw with Kaiserslautern in 2.Bundsliga
Takuma Abe was a half time substitute for Aalen in their 0-1 loss to St Pauli in 2.Bundesliga
Norikazu Murakami was a 64th minute substituted for Alemannia Aachen in their 0-1 loss to Unterhaching in 3.Liga
Yasuhiro Tanaka was an unused substitute for FSV Frankfurt II in their 1-0 win over Eintracht Trier in Regionalliga Südwest
Hiromu Watahiki was substituted after 63 minutes for Rot Weiss Oberhausen in their 3-2 win over Köln II in Regionalliga West
Ken Asaeda was an unused substitute for Rot Weiss Oberhausen in their 3-2 win over Köln II in Regionalliga West
Masahito Noto played a full game for Hannover 96 II in their 2-2 draw with Weiche Flensburg in Regionalliga Nord
Masami Okada played a full game for Weiche Flensburg in their 2-2 draw with Hannover 96 II in Regionalliga Nord
Takuya Okada was a 58th minute substitute for Holsten Kiel U19 in their 3-2 win over Werder Bremen U19 in the U19 Bundesliga
Yuki Nakagawa was substituted after 69 minutes for FSV Frankfurt U19 in their 0-4 loss to Freiburg U19 in the U19 Bundesliga
Kosuke Kinoshita scored a brace and was substituted after 71 minutes for Freiburg U19 in their 4-0 win over FSV Frankfurt U19 in the U19 Bundesliga
Mike Havenaar scored the opening goal for Vitesse Arnhem in their 2-0 win over FC Utrecht in Eredivisie (see below)
Michihiro Yasuda was an unused substitute for Vitesse Arnhem in their 2-0 win over FC Utrecht in Eredivisie
Yuki Otsu was a 59th minute substitute for VVV Venlo in their 0-2 loss to PSV Eindhoven in Eredivisie
Robert Cullen was a 77th minute substitute for VVV Venlo in their 0-2 loss to PSV Eindhoven in Eredivisie
Kazuo Honma was substituted after 81 minutes for Veszprem in their 1-0 win over Paksi Se II in NB II in Hungary
Yuto Ono was substituted after 44 minutes for Veracruz in their 2-0 win over Universidad Guadalajara in Ascenco MX in Mexico
Takuya Iwata was an unused substitute for Auckland City in their 2-1 win over Canterbury United in their New Zealand Premiership semi final
Takafumi Akahoshi played a full game for Pogon Szczecin in their 1-1 draw with Lechia Gdansk in Ekstraklasa in Poland
Takuya Murayama played a full game for Pogon Szczecin in their 1-1 draw with Lechia Gdansk in Ekstraklasa in Poland
Takayuki Seto played a full game for Astra Giurgiu in their 0-0 draw with Turnu Severin in Liga I in Romania
Kosuke Kimura was substituted after 93 minutes for New York Red Bulls in their 3-3 draw with Portland Timbers in MLS
Jun Marques Davidson played a full game for Vancouver Whitecaps in their 1-0 win over Toronto FC in MLS
Daigo Kobayashi was substituted after 76 minuted for Vancouver Whitecaps in their 1-0 win over Toronto FC in MLS


South Korea

Lee Young-pyo in action for Vancouver against Toronto

Lee Young-pyo in action for Vancouver against Toronto

Park Ji-sung played a full game for QPR in their 2-1 win over Southampton in the English Premier League
Ki Sung-yueng was a 61st minute substitute for Swansea City in their 1-0 win over Newcastle United in the English Premier League
Lee Chung-yong played a full game for Bolton in their 3-2 win over Barnsley in the Championship
Kim Bo-kyung was an unused substitute for Cardiff City in their 1-2 loss to Middlesbrough in the Championship
Koo Ja-cheol was substituted after 85 minutes for Augsburg in their 1-0 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga

Ji Dong-won played a full game for Augsburg in their 1-0 win over Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga
Son Heung-min was substituted after 87 minutes for Hamburger SV in their 1-1 draw with Greuther Furth in the Bundesliga
Park Jung-bin was a 55th minute substitute for Greuther Furth in their 1-1 draw with Hamburger SV in the Bundesliga
Shin Woo-jae was an unused substitute for FC Kray in their 1-2 loss to Wuppertaler SV in Regionalliga West
Kim Min-gyoon was an 80th minute substitute for Jagiellonia Białystok in their 2-1 win over Gornik Zabrze in Ekstraklasa in Poland
Suk Hyun-jun was a 54th minute substitute for Maritimo in their 1-1 win over Moreirense in Primeira Liga in Portugal
Park Chu-young was an unused substitute for Celta Vigo in their 1-4 loss to Sevilla in La Liga
Kim Young-gyu was a 67th minute substitute for Almeria II in their 1-0 win over Lucena in Segunda B in Spain
Park Joo-ho played a full game for FC Basel in their 0-0 draw with Grasshopper in the Swiss Super League
Lee Young-pyo played a full game for Vancouver Whitecaps in their 1-0 win over Toronto FC in MLS

Australia
Mark Schwarzer played a full match for Fulham in their 2-2 draw with Sunderland in the English Premier League
Brett Holman was a 65th minute substitute for Aston Villa in their 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League
Shane Lowry played a full match for Millwall in their 1-0 loss to Leeds United in the Championship
Neil Kilkenny was an unused substitute for Bristol City in their 0-0 draw with Blackpool FC in the Championship
Patrick Kisnorbo was an unused substitute for Ipswich Town in their 1-0 win over Leicester City in the Championship
Scott McDonald played a full match for Middlesbrough in their 2-1 win over Cardiff City in the Championship
Rhys Williams was an unused substitute for Middlesbroughin their 2-1 win over Cardiff City in the Championship
Mile Jedinak played a full match for Crystal palace in their 1-0 win over Derby County in the Championship
Bailey Wright played a full match for Preston North End in their 1-1 draw with MK Dons in League One
Alex Cisak played a full match for Oldham Athletic in their 2-0 loss to Sheffield United in League One
James Wesolowski was substituted after 65 minutes for Oldham Athletic in their 2-0 loss to Sheffield United in League One
Jamie Young played a full match for Aldershot Town in their 1-1 draw with Gillingham FC in League Two
Ryan Williams was an unused substitute for Gillingham FC in their 1-1 draw with Aldershot Town in League Two
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match for Rochdale AFC in their 3-0 loss to Morecambe FC in League Two
James Holland played a full match for Austria Wien in their 4-0 win over Wacker Innsbruck in the Austrian Bundesliga
Mitch Langerak was an unused substitute for Borussia Dortmund in their 3-1 win over Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga
Mathew Leckie was an unused substitute for FSV Frankfurt in their 1-1 draw with FC Koln in 2.Bundesliga
Tommy Oar was substituted after 80 minutes for FC Utrecht in their 2-0 loss to Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie
James Troisi was an unused substitute for Atalanta Bergamo in their 2-0 win over Sienna in the Serie A
Dylan McGowan was substituted after 52 minutes and scored an own goal for Hearts FC in their 2-1 loss to Motherwell in Scottish Premier League
Marc Warren was substituted after half time for Airdrie United in their 4-1 loss to Livingston FC in Scottish First Division
Kerem Bulut was an unused substitute for Belediyespor in their 1-0 loss to Elazigspor in Turkish Super Lig
Aziz Behich played a full match for Bursaspor in their 1-0 loss to Sivasspor in the Turkish Cup
Tim Cahill played a full match for New York Red Bulls in their 3-3 draw with Portland Timbers in the MLS

China
Zhang Jiaqi was red carded in the 87th minute for Le Mans in their 0-2 loss to Angers in Ligue.2
Zhang Chengdong was an unused substitute for Eintracht Braunschweig in their 0-1 loss to MSV Duisburg in 2.Bundesliga
Wang Chu was substituted after 67 minutes for Jeunesse d’Esch in their 3-0 win over Petange in the National Division in Luxembourg
Li Yuanyi was substituted after 91 minutes for Casa Pia in their 1-0 win over Ribeira Brava in Segunda Divisao Sul in Portugal
Jing Luo was a 91st minute substitute for Casa Pia in their 1-0 win over Ribeira Brava in Segunda Divisao Sul in Portugal

DPR Korea
Cha Jong-Hyok was substituted after 96 minutes for FC Wil in their 2-3 loss to Vaduz in the Swiss Challenge League
Pak Kwang-Ryong played a full game for Bellinzona in their 0-0 draw with Locarno in the Swiss Challenge League

Iran
Ashkan Dejagah was substituted after 85 minutes for Fulham in their 2-2 draw with Sunderland in the English Premier League
Bobby Behzadi played a full game for Maidenhead United in their 2-3 loss to Welling United in Conference South in England
Amir Shapoorzadeh was substituted after 75 minutes for Sportfreunde Lotte in their 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen II in Regionalliga West
Masoud Shojaei was a 66th minute substitute for Osasuna in their 0-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga

Uzbekistan
Bakhodir Nasimov was a 78th minute substitute for Neftci in their 3-2 win over Turan Tovuz in Premyer Liqa in Azerbaijan
Maksim Shatskikh was an unused substitute for Chornomorets Odessa in their 1-0 win over Vorskla in the Ukraine Premier League

Indonesia
Alfin Ismail Tuasalamony played a full game for CS Vise in their 1-4 loss to KV Oostende in the Belgian Second Division
Stefano Lilipaly played a full game for Almere City in their 0-1 loss to Fortuna Sittard in the Eerste Divisie in Holland
Tonnie Cusell came on at half time for GVVV in their 3-0 win over Scheveningen in Topklasse in Holland
Arthur Irawan was an unused substitute for Espanyol II in their 3-0 win over Levante II in Segunda B in Spain

Philippines
Jerry Lucena was an unused substitute for Esbjerg in their 2-1 win over AGF in Superliga in Denmark
Neil Etheridge was an unused substitute for Fulham in their 2-2 draw with Sunderland in the English Premier League
Stephan Schröck was substitute after 76 minutes for Hoffenheim in their 0-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga
Kevin Ingreso was substituted after 60 minutes for Hamburger SV II in their 0-2 loss to VFR Neumunster in Regionalliga Nord

Syria
Nerciwan Khalil Mohammad was substituted at half time for Borussia Monchengladbach II in their 0-3 loss to Wiedenbrück in Regionalliga West
Sanharib Malki scored the fourth goal for Roda JC in their 4-1 win over Groningen in Eredivisie (see below)

Jordan
Tha’er Al Bawab was substituted at half time for Gaz Metan Medias in their 0-3 loss to Steaua Bucuresti in Liga I in Romania

Oman
Ali Al-Habsi played a full game for Wigan in their 0-4 loss to Liverpool in the English Premier League

Lebanon
Joan Oumari played a full game for Rot-Weiß Erfurt in their 1-2 loss to Saarbrücken in 3.Liga

Saudi Arabia
Omar Alsuhaymi was an unused substitute for Vitória Guimarães II in their 0-1 loss to Santa Clara in Segunda Liga in Portugal

Qatar
Hussein Yasser was an unused substitute for SK Lierse in their 3-1 win over Beerschot in the Belgian Pro League
Emerson Sheik was a 62nd minute substitute for Corinthians in their 0-0 draw with Santos in the Paulista Championship in Brazil

Turkmenistan
Rahimberdy Baltayew was an unused substitute for Kapaz in their 1-1 draw with Simurq in Premyier Liqa in Azerbaijan

Pakistan
Adnan Farooq Ahmed played a full game for Droylsden in their 0-7 loss to Bradford Park Avenue in Conference North in England

Palestine
Ramzi Saleh played a full game for Smouha in their 1-3 loss to Misr Lel Makasa in the Egyptian Premier League
Mohamed Samara was substituted after 66 minutes for El Daklyeh in their 0-0 draw with Al Ittihad in the Egyptian Premier League
Ali El-Khatib was a 57th minute substitute for Maccabi Netanya in their 1-1 draw with Beitar Jerusalem in Liga ha’Al in Israel
Ahmed Harbi played a full game for Hapoel Bnei Lod in their 0-1 loss to Maccabi Petah Tikva in Liga Leumit in Israel
Alexis Norambuena was substituted after 62 minutes for Jagiellonia Białystok in their 2-1 win over Gornik Zabrze in Ekstraklasa in Poland

In Summary

Players: 112
Countries: 25

Germany – 34
England – 25
Holland – 8
USA – 5
Poland – 4
Portugal – 4
Spain – 4
Belgium – 3
Switzerland – 3
Azerbaijan – 2
Egypt – 2
Israel – 2
Romania – 2
Turkey – 2
Austria – 1
Brazil – 1
Denmark – 1
Estonia – 1
France – 1
Hungary – 1
Italy – 1
Luxembourg – 1
Mexico – 1
New Zealand – 1
Scotland – 1
Ukraine – 1




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