Jubilo Iwata blow lead, fall to FC Tokyo

Sep 30, 2012

Jubilo Iwata blow lead, fall to FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo trampled Jubilo Iwata’s J.League title ambitions into the dirt after coming from behind to beat the three-time champions 2-1 on Saturday. Jubilo went into the match at Ajinomoto Stadium fourth in the table, eight points behind leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and striker Minoru ...

Olympic experience had profound impact on Omiya's Higashi

Sep 29, 2012

Olympic experience had profound impact on Omiya's Higashi

Escaping relegation would be the only thing on the mind of most teams sitting one place above the drop zone with just eight matches left to play, but Omiya Ardija midfielder Keigo Higashi has grander ambitions for his struggling side than mere survival. Omiya ...

Reds rally for victory against Marinos

Sep 16, 2012

Reds rally for victory against Marinos

Urawa Reds came from behind to ramp up the pressure in the J.League title race with a 2-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday. Third-place Reds went into the match at Nissan Stadium knowing that a top-of-the-table showdown between Vegalta Sendai and Sanfrecce ...

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 ...