Fabio secures draw for Marinos against Antlers

May 4, 2013

Fabio secures draw for Marinos against Antlers

Brazilian defender Fabio struck a dramatic late equalizer moments after coming off the bench to rescue a point for Yokohama F. Marinos in a 1-1 draw at home to Kashima Antlers in the J. League on Friday. Takuya Nozawa’s superbly taken goal looked to ...

Reds rally past Guangzhou

Apr 25, 2013

Reds rally past Guangzhou

Captain Yuki Abe went from zero to hero as Urawa Reds kept alive their chances of progressing to the round of 16 in the Asian Champions League with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over China’s Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday night. Abe missed a first-half penalty, ...

Japan blows chance

Mar 27, 2013

Japan blows chance

Japan was left to count the cost of a second-half penalty miss by Yasuhito Endo as the Asian champions crashed to a controversial 2-1 away defeat to Jordan that ruined their chance of becoming the first team to qualify for the 2014 Brazil World ...

Yoshida calls for calm ahead of Jordan clash

Mar 25, 2013

Yoshida calls for calm ahead of Jordan clash

Japan defender Maya Yoshida has called for cool heads as the Asian champions prepared to leave Sunday for a high-stakes World Cup qualifier against Jordan in Amman. Wary of what he describes as whistle-happy Asian referees, the Southampton center back has admitted he may ...

Mar 25, 2013

Konno healthy enough to play in Jordan match

Japan has been given a timely boost after one of coach Alberto Zaccheroni’s most trusted players on Saturday declared himself fit to play in Tuesday’s crunch World Cup qualifier away to Jordan. Laid low with a fever earlier this week, Gamba Osaka utility man ...

Mar 15, 2013

Honda, Nagatomo won't play against Jordan: Hara

Japan will be without the driving force of CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo for the crucial upcoming World Cup qualifier away to Jordan, Japan Football Association technical director Hiromi Hara said Thursday. Fitness issues have robbed Italian coach ...

Domingues double lifts Reysol in ACL

Mar 14, 2013

Domingues double lifts Reysol in ACL

Leandro Domingues struck twice and set up another as Kashiwa Reysol came from behind to beat Central Coast Mariners 3-1, making it two wins out of two in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Patrick Zwaanswijk took the wind out of Kashiwa’s sails ...

Resurgent Harumafuji out to snap Hakuho's Osaka streak

Mar 9, 2013

Resurgent Harumafuji out to snap Hakuho's Osaka streak

His forgettable yokozuna debut a fading memory, a rejuvenated Harumafuji will be looking to pick up where he left off when the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicks off in Osaka on Sunday. After a lackluster 9-6 debut at yokozuna at the Kyushu meet in ...

Cleo lifts Reysol to opening win

Mar 4, 2013

Cleo lifts Reysol to opening win

Aspiring fisherman Cleo is quickly turning out to be something of a catch for Kashiwa Reysol. The newly signed Brazilian forward followed up his midweek Asian Champions League heroics with a double as Reysol kicked off their J. League campaign with a 3-1 thumping ...