Daisuke Matsui has been snapped up Ligue 1 new boys Dijon from Grenoble, whose financial collapse has seen them demoted to the fifth tier, with the Japanese international signing a two-year deal.
Eight Japanese players have flown back from European clubs to take part in a charity match in aid of the recent disasters to strike the country, with more expected to join their compatriots.
Japan midfielder Daisuke Matsui has been ruled out of the AFC Asian Cup with a leg injury and will leave Doha for treatment at home, Japanese officials said today.
Already-eliminated Saudi Arabia will aim to salvage something from the AFC Asian Cup when they face Japan tomorrow, while their opponents can reach the quarter-finals if they avoid defeat.
Zenit St Petersburg maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Russian Premier Liga this afternoon after beating Tomsk 2-0.
Japanese international midfielder Daisuke Matsui has joined Russian Premier League club FC Tom Tomsk on a four-month loan from French second division side Grenoble.