Tokyo goalkeeper Gonda sets bar high for coming season

Jan 24, 2013

Tokyo goalkeeper Gonda sets bar high for coming season

FC Tokyo goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda is far too modest to accept the plaudits that have come his way after a string of fine performances for club and country last season, but there is certainly nothing humble about his ambitions for the year ahead. Gonda ...

Reysol, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 30, 2012

Reysol, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Kashiwa Reysol set up a New Year’s Day Emperor’s Cup final showdown with Gamba Osaka after beating Yokohama F. Marinos 1-0 on Saturday. Reysol and Marinos both went into the semifinal at National Stadium determined to end their record of never having won the ...

Jubilant Corinthians on cloud nine after CWC victory

Dec 18, 2012

Jubilant Corinthians on cloud nine after CWC victory

Corinthians defender Paulo Andre paid tribute to his team’s formidable supporters after beating Chelsea to win the Club World Cup on Sunday night, framing it as a victory for the Brazilian people over the aristocrats of European soccer. Corinthians captured the world title with ...

Guerrero carries Corinthians to CWC title against Chelsea

Dec 17, 2012

Guerrero carries Corinthians to CWC title against Chelsea

Paolo Guerrero headed home a 69th-minute winner to crown Corinthians world champions for the second time with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Club World Cup final on Sunday. Corinthians went into the match overshadowed by Chelsea’s star names but backed by a ...

Dec 16, 2012

Corinthians face major challenge against Chelsea

Corinthians manager Tite is aiming to channel the passion of his club’s fanatical supporters in Sunday’s Club World Cup final, but warns that Chelsea will need no second invitation to exploit any lapse in his players’ resolve. South American champions Corinthians head into the ...

Chelsea takes aim at Corinthians after reaching CWC final

Dec 15, 2012

Chelsea takes aim at Corinthians after reaching CWC final

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is determined to prove the superiority of European soccer in Sunday’s Club World Cup final, but warns that Brazilian opponents Corinthians have the samba magic to jeopardize his side’s plans for global domination. Chelsea beat Mexico’s Monterrey 3-1 on Thursday ...