New Marinos manager Mombaerts ready to get ball rolling

Jan 24, 2015

New Marinos manager Mombaerts ready to get ball rolling

New Yokohama F. Marinos manager Erick Mombaerts says his players have exceeded expectations after one week on the job, and is determined to make a swift start to the 2015 J. League season. Frenchman Mombaerts started work in Yokohama this week after City Football ...

Houllier challenges Japan to raise game

Jan 12, 2015

Houllier challenges Japan to raise game

Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier has urged Japan to cast aside its inferiority complex and close the gap on the world’s leading soccer nations. Houllier was the head of FIFA’s Technical Study Group at the World Cup in Brazil last summer, where ...

Houllier challenges Japan to take next step

Jan 12, 2015

Houllier challenges Japan to take next step

Former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier has urged Japan to cast aside its inferiority complex and close the gap on the world’s leading soccer nations. Houllier was the head of FIFA’s Technical Study Group at the World Cup in Brazil last summer, where ...

JFA retains Aguirre for Asian Cup

Dec 18, 2014

JFA retains Aguirre for Asian Cup

Javier Aguirre will manage Japan at the Asian Cup in January despite being named as a defendant in a match-fixing case filed by Spanish prosecutors earlier this week, the Japan Football Association confirmed on Thursday. Aguirre was on Monday named as one of 41 ...

Gamba claim treble

Dec 13, 2014

Gamba claim treble

Gamba Osaka completed a remarkable trophy treble by beating Montedio Yamagata 3-1 to lift the Emperor’s Cup on Saturday. First-half goals from Takashi Usami and Patric gave J. League and Nabisco Cup champions Gamba an explosive start at Nissan Stadium, before Romero Frank pulled ...