Soccer: Former Japan striker Okazaki to join Sint-Truiden

Shinji Okazaki, a veteran of three World Cups for Japan, will join Sint-Truiden in Belgium's top flight, a source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Okazaki was out of contract after playing last season with Spanish second-division side FC Cartagena. He will join another former Japan star, Shinji Kagawa, with Sint-Truiden as well as current Japan keeper Daniel Schmidt.

Okazaki's 50 goals in 119 senior "A" matches for Samurai Blue are third most for Japan. He turned pro with Shimizu S-Pulse in 2005 and played in the German Bundesliga from 2011 to 2015.

He won the English Premier League with Leicester in the 2015-2016 season, the first of his four years with the club, before moving on to Spain.

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