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Treble-chasing Gamba reach Emperor's Cup final

Nov 26, 2014

Treble-chasing Gamba reach Emperor's Cup final

by Gus Fielding

Brazilian forward Patric and strike partner Takashi Usami both scored twice as Gamba Osaka kept alive their hopes of a league and cup treble on Wednesday with a 5-2 win over relegation-haunted Shimizu S-Pulse in the semifinals of the Emperor’s Cup. Gamba squandered a ...

Chelsea dismantles Schalke

Nov 26, 2014

Chelsea dismantles Schalke

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea marched into the Champions League last 16 as Group G winners on Tuesday after an emphatic 5-0 win over Robert di Matteo’s Schalke. The Premier League leaders brushed the Royal Blues aside in Gelsenkirchen as captain John Terry put Chelsea ahead ...

Nov 25, 2014

Ailing Pele returns to hospital

Brazilian soccer legend Pele was back in the hospital on Monday, days after he underwent surgery for kidney stones. “Patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) has been admitted for evaluation and remains in stable condition,” said a statement from Albert Einstein Hospital. Local media ...

Nov 24, 2014

Kofu boss Jofuku set to resign post

Ventforet Kofu manager Hiroshi Jofuku will step down at the end of the J. League season. Jofuku had been asked by 13th-place Kofu to return for a fourth season in 2015, but according to several sources on Monday, turned down the offer. A formal ...

Crystal Palace sends Liverpool to fourth straight loss

Nov 24, 2014

Crystal Palace sends Liverpool to fourth straight loss

Liverpool’s rapid downfall continued with a fourth successive loss on Sunday, with Crystal Palace adding to Brendan Rodgers’ woes with a 3-1 victory. The pressure, though, eased on Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham team came from behind to beat Hull 2-1 in the Premier ...

Nov 23, 2014

Messi sets new record with hat trick in victory

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to emphatically break the Spanish League’s all-time scoring mark in Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona’s all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra’s milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. ...

Reds aiming to claim J. League title by beating Gamba

Nov 21, 2014

Reds aiming to claim J. League title by beating Gamba

The last time Urawa Reds won the J. League in 2006, they beat Gamba Osaka at home on the final weekend to capture their first-ever championship. Reds are hoping to recreate some of the magic on Saturday at Saitama Stadium, where victory over Gamba ...

Nov 21, 2014

Okudera, Sawa inducted into AFC Hall of Fame

Homare Sawa, who served as Nadeshiko Japan captain when it won the 2011 Women’s World Cup, and Yasuhiko Okudera, who became the first Japanese to play pro soccer in Europe, were among the first 10 players to be inducted into the Asian Football Confederation’s ...

Nov 20, 2014

Wigan condemned for hiring Mackay

Wigan was condemned by English soccer’s anti-discrimination organization for hiring Malky Mackay as its manager on Wednesday while he is still under investigation for offensive comments. Since August, the English Football Association has been looking into a dossier from Mackay’s time as Cardiff manager, ...