25-Year-Old Midfielder Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga
Kagawa missed the decisive spot-kick Friday as Japan went out 5-4 on penalties to UAE in the Asian Cup quarter-finals.
Holders Japan took UAE to penalties after finding a late equalizer in normal time through Gazu Shibasaki on 81 minutes. However when the game went to sudden death penalties, Kagawa missed and UAE's Ismail Ahmed converted to send the underdogs through. The good news for Dortmund fans is that Kagawa will now fly back to Germany and be available for training prior to the Bundesliga recommencing.