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/ Apr 27, 2017

Antlers, Reds to meet Dortmund, Sevilla in July friendlies

The defending J. League champion Kashima Antlers and the 2016 Levain Cup-winning Urawa Reds will host Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in a pair of summer friendlies, the league announced Thursday.As part of the newly launched J. League International Series, Urawa will play Japan midfielder ...

/ Apr 27, 2017

AFC charges Frontale with discrimination

The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday charged Kawasaki Frontale with discrimination after their fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a midweek Asian Champions League match in South Korea.According to article 58.3 of the AFC’s disciplinary and ethics code, a team would face ...

J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

/ Apr 24, 2017

J. League, Rakuten announce commercial tie-up

The J. League and Rakuten announced on Monday a 2½-year electronic commerce deal that will see the Japanese Internet giant relaunch the league’s online store, with the eventual aim of rivaling Nippon Professional Baseball in merchandise sales.Financial terms of the deal, which follows in ...