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Kashima takes league and Emperor's Cup with 2-1 win over Kawasaki

Jan 1, 2017

Kashima takes league and Emperor's Cup with 2-1 win over Kawasaki

Brazilian substitute Fabricio struck an extra-time winner as J. League champions Kashima Antlers completed a league and cup double with a 2-1 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the Emperor’s Cup final on Sunday. Shuto Yamamoto headed Kashima into a 42nd-minute lead before Kawasaki hit ...

Former Japan midfielder Ramos suffers stroke

Dec 31, 2016

Former Japan midfielder Ramos suffers stroke

Brazilian-born former Japan international midfielder Ruy Ramos revealed Friday that he has suffered a stroke. The 59-year-old said on his official website that he was diagnosed with a cerebral infarction after undergoing tests at a medical facility on Thursday. Ramos said in the post ...

Marinos' Nakamura in negotiations with Iwata

Dec 30, 2016

Marinos' Nakamura in negotiations with Iwata

Former Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is eyeing a move from Yokohama F. Marinos to Jubilo Iwata and has entered negotiations with the Shizuoka club. Nakamura, 38, has been offered a contract extension by Marinos, but the former Celtic man holds a deep sense of ...

Frontale, Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2016

Frontale, Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Shogo Taniguchi grabbed the late winner as Kawasaki Frontale reached their first Emperor’s Cup final after a 1-0 win over Omiya Ardija on Thursday. Kawasaki will meet the Kashima Antlers in the final on New Year’s Day after the J. League champions beat Yokohama ...

Dec 25, 2016

Nakayama set to play on at 50

Former Japan striker Masashi Nakayama is set to re-sign with Azul Claro Numazu in J. League’s third division next year when he will turn 50 years old come September, a soccer source said Saturday. Nakayama, who joined Numazu in September last year following a ...

Dec 20, 2016

Kyoto Sanga set to sign Tulio: source

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka is close to joining J. League second-division club Kyoto Sanga, a source said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old, who was let go by relegated J1 side Nagoya Grampus in November, has replied positively to Kyoto’s offer and the ...

Dec 14, 2016

J. League chairman to visit Chapecoense

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is planning to visit tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and its bereaved families to hand over commemorating videos of the late coach and some of the players who spent time in Japan during their careers. “I’d like to make a ...

Dec 12, 2016

Albirex appoint Miura as new manager

Albirex Niigata have appointed their former coach Fumitake Miura as the new manager for next season, the J. League first-division side announced Monday. The 46-year-old played for the likes of Yokohama Marinos and Jubilo Iwata during his career before going into coaching, spending two ...

Dec 7, 2016

Gamba's Ideguchi named J. League's top rookie

Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi was named the J. League’s Best Young Player of the season Wednesday. The 20-year-old Ideguchi is the second Gamba player to win the honor after Takashi Usami in 2010. Ideguchi also won the New Hero Award of the Levain ...