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JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Aug 20, 2014

JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Yamato Machida scored the decisive spot kick to fire JEF United Chiba into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday night as Takashi Sekizuka’s side claimed local bragging rights with 12-11 penalty shootout win away to Kashiwa Reysol. Leandro had his shot ...

Aug 12, 2014

Grampus sign striker Kawamata

Struggling Nagoya Grampus are to bolster their attack in a bid to stave off relegation with the signing of striker Kengo Kawamata from Albirex Niigata, the club’s general manager Kazumasa Kume said Tuesday. Kawamata finished second in the J. League top flight scoring charts ...

Aug 11, 2014

Cerezo Osaka sign veteran forward Cacau

Relegation threatened J. League first-division side Cerezo Osaka have acquired 33-year-old former Germany international Cacau on a full transfer pending a physical, the club said Monday. Cacau, who holds dual German and Brazilian citizenship, has played 23 times for Germany. He has been with ...

Aug 10, 2014

Cerezo midfielder Yamaguchi sidelined with knee injury

Cerezo Osaka’s Japan international midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi will be out of action for six weeks with a knee injury, the J. League first division club said on Sunday. The 23-year-old Yamaguchi was substituted for the first time this season after he damaged meniscus in ...

Endo strike propels Antlers past Grampus

Aug 9, 2014

Endo strike propels Antlers past Grampus

Yasushi Endo scored a cracking last-minute winner as Kashima Antlers came from a goal down to beat struggling Nagoya Grampus 3-2 away and move within four points of idle J. League leader Sagan Tosu on Saturday. The result moved seven-time champion Antlers onto 33 ...

Aug 8, 2014

Sagan Tosu fires manager Yoon over lack of trust

Sagan Tosu said Friday that manager Yoon Jung-hwan’s contract with the J. League front-running top division club was terminated because of a lack of trust between the South Korean and his players. No further explanation was given for the firing of the 41-year-old Yoon, ...

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Aug 6, 2014

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Brazilian striker Leandro set up the opener and scored a late penalty as Nabisco Cup holders Kashiwa Reysol kept the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan with a 2-1 win over Copa Sudamericana champions Lanus of Argentina on Wednesday night. Kaoru Takayama gave Reysol ...

Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot

Aug 2, 2014

Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot

Veteran defender Daisuke Nasu rescued a point with a dramatic late equalizer, but Urawa Reds surrendered top spot in the J. League first division on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Vissel Kobe. Reds striker Shinzo Koroki opened the ...

Aug 1, 2014

JFA looking into changing schedule

The Japan Football Association said Thursday it hopes to drastically revise the J. League and Emperor’s Cup schedule in an effort to strengthen the national team after Japan crashed out in the first round at the World Cup finals in Brazil. JFA technical director ...