2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Hiroki SAKAI

Age
29
Height
185.0 cm
Date of Birth 12 April 1990
International Caps
47
International Goals
0

Hiroki Sakai was a regular throughout the Russia 2018 qualifying campaign for Japan, but now he has to prove himself all over again following the exit of Vahid Halilhodzic. After not getting any game-time in Brazil, Sakai will be particularly keen to make his presence felt in Russia.

A reliable and durable fullback, Sakai is one of numerous Japanese players who have honed their skills in Germany over recent years. He spent four solid years at Hannover before linking up with Marseille in 2016, where he has been a regular.