Japan national team and AC Milan star midfielder, Keisuke Honda is already thinking about future after playing as he through his family agency recently brought a third division Austrian side named, SV Horn.
Two powerhouse in Asian football, South Korea (Korea Republic) along with Australia started off their World Cup 2018 Asian qualifier with positive results.
Korea comfortably picked up a 2-0 away win over Myanmar, with Bayer Leverkusen man, Son Heung-Min among the goal scorer for that tie.
Japan's new chapter under Vahid Halilhodzic continue to show positive signs as they grabbed another victory, this time defeating Uzbekistan in Tokyo.
Playing at home, the Blue Samurai immediately took control of that tie as they went one goal up after just seven minutes through Toshihiro Aoyama.
Japan's new reign under Vahid Halihodzic started in a positive note as the Blue Samurai won against Tunisia in an international friendly fixture.
The Blue Samurai were determined to show their worth after a rather disappointing Asian Cup result, but was finding some difficulties in breaking down Tunisia's defense.
Japan's ambition to defend their Asian Cup title failed this year as they were defeated by United Arab Emirates from the penalty shoot out.
The Blue Samurai were favorite to overcome their opponent, but a poor start put them in all sort of troubles.
Japan perfected their group stage campaign in 2015 Asian Cup after securing a comfortable victory over Jordan.
Already securing their place into the next round with two victories, the Blues Samurai continue to put on serious performance on their final group game.
Defending champion, Japan starting off their Asian Cup title defense in a convincing fashion after defeating Palestine 4-0.
Having a superior players quality along with experience, the Blue Samurai dominated proceedings since early minutes.
Brazil continue to look confidence under Carlos Dunga's reign as they picked up another friendly win, defeating Japan in Singapore.
Staging the tie at neutral venue, both teams were keen on showcasing their potential, but it was Brazil that looked dominant.
Asian giant, Japan failed to pick up a positive result on their latest friendly fixture as Javier Aguirre's men were beaten by Uruguay.
After a quite disappointing World Cup 2014 campaign, Blue Samurai squad were keen on restarting their international football campaign in a positive manner under new boss Aguirre.
Only grabbing one point from three group games, Japan have to end their World Cup 2014 campaign in the group stages a situation that was not expected by the Asian giant forcing the eventual departure of Alberto Zaccheroni as their head coach.
Colombia confirmed their table topping position in Group C of World Cup 2014 after snatching all three points against Japan.
Already confirming their passage into the knock out stages of that tournament, Colombia still putting on an aggressive approach despite resting many of their starters.
Japan's dream in securing a place into the second round of World Cup 2014 is pretty slim at the moment after only collecting one point from their previous two group games.
However, that situation doesn't make their star midfielder, Keisuke Honda giving up any of his hope as he ensured that Japan will keep on fighting as long as there's still any slight of chance for them to advance.