The Japanese international struggled at Seville, though Aston Villa look to have missed their last chance to sign him.
The World Cup is not only football's biggest tournament, but it also serves as a shop window for players to impress onlooking clubs.
Shinji Kagawa had to start from the bench against Holland today ... as Japan looked at other options .
Japanese international Hiroshi Kiyotake was a transfer target for Villa this summer, until he confirmed he would be staying with FC Nurnberg.
Paul Lambert has targeted Hiroshi Kiyotake as his next signing for Aston Villa.