Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

Aug 29, 2013

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has pledged to stick by his embattled defenders, insisting on Thursday he would not swap them for anyone else in the world. Japan takes on friendly opponents Guatemala in Osaka on Sept. 6 and Ghana in Yokohama four days ...

Ardija handed seventh consecutive loss

Aug 24, 2013

Ardija handed seventh consecutive loss

Kashiwa Reysol beat Omiya Ardija 3-2 on Saturday night to consign the free-falling Saitama side to its seventh straight defeat. Omiya went into the match at Nack5 Stadium having appointed new manager Tsutomu Ogura earlier in the week in an attempt to stop the ...

Marinos climb back into first place by beating FC Tokyo

Aug 17, 2013

Marinos climb back into first place by beating FC Tokyo

Yokohama F. Marinos reclaimed top spot in the J.League table with a 2-0 win over FC Tokyo on Saturday night. Marinos went into the game at Ajinomoto Stadium trailing previous leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima by just one point having won four and drawn one of ...

FC Tokyo's Watanabe embracing challenges he faces

Aug 9, 2013

FC Tokyo's Watanabe embracing challenges he faces

FC Tokyo striker Kazuma Watanabe is excited to be leading a new wave of Japanese goal scorers in the race for this season’s J. League golden boot, but that does not mean he is about to sit back and let his countrymen beat him ...

Koroki brace steers Reds past Sanfrecce

Aug 3, 2013

Koroki brace steers Reds past Sanfrecce

Urawa Reds brought Sanfrecce Hiroshima crashing back to earth with a 3-1 win over the J.League leaders on Saturday night. Defending champions Sanfrecce went into the game at Saitama Stadium three points clear of second-place Omiya Ardija having won eight and drawn one of ...

Miyaichi going all out to impress Wenger, earn place

Jul 27, 2013

Miyaichi going all out to impress Wenger, earn place

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Ryo Miyaichi is looking more like his old self after struggling with injuries over the past year, but the Frenchman has stopped short of promising the young winger a place in his squad for the coming season. Miyaichi came ...