Zaccheroni keeps focus as Japan eyes early berth

Sep 13, 2012

Zaccheroni keeps focus as Japan eyes early berth

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni insists he will not be tempted to experiment with his starting lineup over the remainder of Japan’s World Cup qualifying program despite all but locking up a place in Brazil with a 1-0 win over Iraq on Tuesday. Ryoichi ...

Maeda header carries Japan past Iraq

Sep 12, 2012

Maeda header carries Japan past Iraq

Japan shook off the late withdrawal of injured Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa to beat Iraq 1-0 and move to the brink of qualification for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday. Japan went into the match at Saitama Stadium having taken seven points from ...

Ardija rally for draw in Saitama derby

Sep 2, 2012

Ardija rally for draw in Saitama derby

Omiya Ardija fought back from a goal down and an early red card to claim an unlikely share of the Saitama derby spoils with a 1-1 draw against Urawa Reds on Saturday night. Genki Haraguchi gave Urawa an 11th-minute lead at Saitama Stadium as ...

Jubilo display impressive form in win over Reysol

Aug 26, 2012

Jubilo display impressive form in win over Reysol

Jubilo Iwata poured cold water on Kashiwa Reysol’s attempts to reignite their J.League title challenge while adding fuel to their own ambitions with a 3-0 win over the defending champions on Saturday night. Reysol went into the match at Hitachi Stadium having seen their ...

Frontale work for hard-earned draw against Marinos

Aug 19, 2012

Frontale work for hard-earned draw against Marinos

Kawasaki Frontale produced an inspired second-half performance to claw back a two-goal deficit and claim a 2-2 draw with Yokohama F. Marinos in a frantic Kanagawa derby on Saturday night. Marinos went into the game at Nissan Stadium having risen to fifth in the ...