Aoyama strike carries Sanfrecce into Club World Cup quarterfinals

Dec 7, 2012

Aoyama strike carries Sanfrecce into Club World Cup quarterfinals

J.League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima secured safe passage into the Club World Cup quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over New Zealand’s Auckland City in the tournament opener on Thursday. Sanfrecce went into haltime goalless at Nissan Stadium after stubborn resistance from the Oceania champions, but ...

Yokohama slips past Sagan in finale

Dec 2, 2012

Yokohama slips past Sagan in finale

Yokohama F. Marinos missed out on a place in next season’s Asian Champions League despite beating Sagan Tosu 1-0 on Saturday, as Urawa Reds claimed the qualification spot by finishing third on the final day of the J. League season. At the other end ...

Leandro hopes Reysol can still claim Asian Champions League berth

Dec 1, 2012

Leandro hopes Reysol can still claim Asian Champions League berth

Outgoing J. League title-holders Kashiwa Reysol may have seen their crown handed to a new champion last weekend, but midfielder Leandro Domingues is determined to salvage something from the season as it reaches its conclusion on Saturday. Leandro, last year’s MVP after leading Reysol ...

Sanfrecce retain lead despite defeat

Nov 18, 2012

Sanfrecce retain lead despite defeat

Sanfrecce Hiroshima maintained a wafer-thin advantage in the J. League title race despite losing 2-0 to Urawa Reds on Saturday, as Vegalta Sendai closed the gap at the top to one point with two games of the season left to play. Sanfrecce went into ...

Ardija striker Ljubijankic focused on avoiding relegation

Nov 17, 2012

Ardija striker Ljubijankic focused on avoiding relegation

Omiya Ardija striker Zlatan Ljubijankic sees no reason why his summer move to the J. League should call an end to his international career, but for the time being the Slovenian is more concerned with keeping his struggling club in the first division. Omiya ...