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Jun 7, 2017

Jeju's Baek to apologize to Urawa's Abe over elbow

Jeju United defender Baek Dong-gyu plans to visit Japan and apologize to Urawa Reds midfielder Yuki Abe after elbowing him in the face during a recent Asian Champions League encounter, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday. Baek, an unused substitute for the South Korean side ...

Yoshida issues challenge to Shoji a day before Japan-Syria friendly

Jun 6, 2017

Yoshida issues challenge to Shoji a day before Japan-Syria friendly

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida urged Kashima Antlers’ Gen Shoji to grab the moment and win a permanent place on the first team after Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic dropped Masato Morishige from his back four for June’s internationals. Yoshida, who has deputized as captain for ...

Cote d'Ivoire's Tiote dies after collapsing at practice in China

Jun 6, 2017

Cote d'Ivoire's Tiote dies after collapsing at practice in China

Cote d’Ivoire international Cheick Tiote “suddenly fainted” at training and died later in the hospital, his Chinese club said on Tuesday, as tributes flooded in for the player. Tiote, 30, who had only moved to China in February from England’s Newcastle United, collapsed at ...

/ Jun 5, 2017

Usami added to Japan squad for Syria friendly

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic will call up Augsburg forward Takashi Usami for this week’s friendly against Syria, the Japan Football Association said Monday. The former Gamba Osaka man, who had loan spells at Bayern Munich and Hoffenheim between 2011 and 2013, returned to Germany ...

Antlers hand manager Oiwa winning start to tenure

/ Jun 4, 2017

Antlers hand manager Oiwa winning start to tenure

Leandro struck twice as Kashima Antlers bounced back from their midweek Asian Champions League exit, beating struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-1 away in the J. League on Sunday in their first match under new manager Go Oiwa. Atsutaka Nakamura opened the scoring for the reigning ...

Madrid becomes first club to retain Champions League title

Jun 4, 2017

Madrid becomes first club to retain Champions League title

After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now. Particularly after the world player of the year ensured Madrid pulled off one of soccer’s hardest feats, becoming the first team to successfully defend ...

/ Jun 2, 2017

Urawa Reds ban five fans

Urawa Reds on Friday indefinitely banned one supporter and handed limited bans to four others following incidents at the April 30 game away to Omiya Ardija. The heaviest sentence was handed to a supporter who threw a flag onto the pitch and peeled off ...