FC Tokyo crushes Chonburi FC, advances to ACL group stage

Feb 9, 2016

FC Tokyo crushes Chonburi FC, advances to ACL group stage

FC Tokyo cruised into the group stage of this season’s Asian Champions League with a 9-0 playoff thrashing of Thailand’s Chonburi FC on Tuesday night. An early Chonburi own goal and strikes from Takuma Abe and Keigo Higashi gave Tokyo a three-goal halftime lead ...

Panasonic captures Top League title

Jan 24, 2016

Panasonic captures Top League title

Panasonic Wild Knights survived an almighty late scare to become Top League champions for the third straight season after beating Toshiba Brave Lupus 27-26 in Sunday’s LIXIL Cup final. South African winger JP Pietersen looked to have put the Wild Knights home and dry ...

Jan 22, 2016

IOC praises Tokyo as 'most prepared city' during latest visit

International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates on Friday praised Tokyo as “the most prepared city we’ve ever seen,” more than four years ahead of the 2020 Games. But Coates also scotched suggestions that the new National Stadium could be completed in time to ...

River Plate, Barcelona confident, ready  for Club World Cup final

Dec 19, 2015

River Plate, Barcelona confident, ready for Club World Cup final

River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo has invited Barcelona to hit his team with its best shot in Sunday’s Club World Cup final — and believes it can withstand the one-two-three punch of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. South American champion River takes on ...

Suarez puts on sublime show as Barcelona moves into final

Dec 18, 2015

Suarez puts on sublime show as Barcelona moves into final

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba hailed teammate Luis Suarez as “the most complete No. 9 in the world” after the Uruguayan’s three-goal demolition of Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday night put the Spanish giants into the Club World Cup final. Suarez brushed off the absence of ...

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 ...