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 ...

Gamba win Nabisco Cup

Nov 8, 2014

Gamba win Nabisco Cup

Gamba Osaka lifted the Nabisco Cup after coming from two goals down to beat Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-2 on Saturday, stoking hopes of a trophy treble. Gamba, last season’s second-division champions, found themselves swimming against the tide when a double from Hisato Sato gave reigning ...

S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale

Nov 2, 2014

S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale

Substitute Kazuya Murata injected dramatic new life into Shimizu S-Pulse’s J1 survival bid with a 90th-minute goal to seal a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. S-Pulse — who have been ever present in the top flight since the J. League began in ...

Urawa, Gamba break clear of pack

| Oct 29, 2014

Urawa, Gamba break clear of pack

Stranger things have happened in the J. League, but with four games of the season remaining, the title race is now almost certainly down to two teams. Urawa Reds lead Gamba Osaka by three points going into the final stretch, with a further four-point ...

Cerezo, Marinos settle for scoreless draw

Oct 26, 2014

Cerezo, Marinos settle for scoreless draw

Cerezo Osaka failed to seize the initiative in their fight against relegation after being held to a 0-0 draw by Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday. Cerezo, who began the season widely touted as title favorites after signing star Uruguyan striker Diego Forlan over the ...