Marinos miss chance to clinch

Nov 30, 2013

Marinos miss chance to clinch

Yokohama F. Marinos blew their chance to clinch the J. League title a week early after a 2-0 defeat to Albirex Niigata on Saturday, letting Sanfrecce Hiroshima back into contention heading into the final day of the season. League-leaders Marinos went into the game ...

Reds' title hopes take hit

Nov 23, 2013

Reds' title hopes take hit

Urawa Reds all but surrendered the J. League title to Yokohama F. Marinos after a 3-1 defeat to Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday. Second-place Urawa went into the game at Saitama Stadium trailing league-leaders Marinos by a single point, but goals from Frontale’s Jeci and ...

Belgian tour provides welcome tonic for Japan

| Nov 21, 2013

Belgian tour provides welcome tonic for Japan

If national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni was looking for reassurance from this week’s visit to Belgium, two excellent performances and results to match were a timely reminder that Japan is more than capable of making an impact at next summer’s World Cup. Japan came ...

Zaccheroni comes out swinging ahead of Low Countries trip

Nov 7, 2013

Zaccheroni comes out swinging ahead of Low Countries trip

Under-fire national team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has defended his record ahead of this month’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Belgium, pointing to the medals he has won during his three years in charge as evidence. Japan heads to Belgium to face the Dutch in ...

Hansen warns All Blacks to shape up

Nov 3, 2013

Hansen warns All Blacks to shape up

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has warned his new-look All Blacks to stick to the game plan ahead of their tour of Europe after going rogue for periods of Saturday’s 54-6 win over Japan. The All Blacks brushed past the Brave Blossoms with the ...

All Blacks crush Japan

Nov 2, 2013

All Blacks crush Japan

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw scored a try and flyhalf Dan Carter kicked 10 points as both players returned from injury to lead New Zealand to a comfortable 54-6 win over Japan on Saturday. Seven different All Blacks ran in eight tries as the ...

Reysol's Cleo seeking Nabisco Cup final tonic after ACL exit

Nov 1, 2013

Reysol's Cleo seeking Nabisco Cup final tonic after ACL exit

Kashiwa Reysol may have missed out on Asian Champions League glory this season, but on-loan striker Cleo is confident of redemption in Saturday’s Nabisco Cup final against Urawa Reds. Kashiwa takes on Urawa at National Stadium looking to salvage something from a season that ...