Midfielder Ono to head Japan's assault at the Olympics


TOKYO: Midfield star Shinji Ono, who plays for Dutch club Feyenoord, has been chosen to spearhead Japan's Olympic challenge at the Athens Games next month, the Japan Football Association announced yesterday. 

Ono, 24, is one of the three over-age players chosen in the mostly Under-23 squad. The others are SV Hamburg striker Naohiro Takahara and goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata of the Kashima Antlers. 

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