Suarez hat trick carries Barcelona into Club World Cup final

Dec 17, 2015

Suarez hat trick carries Barcelona into Club World Cup final

Luis Suarez shrugged off the absence of strike partners Lionel Messi and Neymar with a hat trick to send Barcelona into the Club World Cup final with a 3-0 win over China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday. Barcelona, which is looking to claim its third ...

Guangzhou ready for Barca

Dec 16, 2015

Guangzhou ready for Barca

Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admits that the absence of injured Barcelona superstar Neymar will make little difference to his team’s chances of beating the European champions in Thursday’s Club World Cup semifinal. Brazilian forward Neymar has been ruled out of Barcelona’s tournament ...

Sanfrecce off to winning start at Club World Cup

Dec 10, 2015

Sanfrecce off to winning start at Club World Cup

Yusuke Minagawa and Tsukasa Shiotani scored either side of halftime as J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat New Zealand part-timers Auckland City 2-0 on Thursday to kick off the Club World Cup. Sanfrecce, who captured their third J. League title in four years last ...

Sanfrecce complete title quest against Gamba

Dec 5, 2015

Sanfrecce complete title quest against Gamba

Sanfrecce Hiroshima claimed their third J. League title in four years with a 4-3 aggregate win over Gamba Osaka after a 1-1 draw in the second leg of the championship final on Saturday night. Sanfrecce went into the match at Edion Stadium protecting a ...

FC Tokyo eliminated  from title contention

Nov 22, 2015

FC Tokyo eliminated from title contention

FC Tokyo crashed out of J. League title contention after a 0-0 home draw with Sagan Tosu on Sunday that put defending champions Gamba Osaka into the championship playoffs instead. Tokyo went into the final day of the regular season third in the table ...