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Feb 26, 2014

Chiba rescues point for Sanfrecce

A well-taken strike from Kazuhiko Chiba rescued a point for Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Tuesday as the two-time defending J. League champions drew 1-1 at home to Beijing Guoan in their Asian Champions League opener in Group F. Ha Dae-sung gave the visitors the lead ...

Arnold still getting used to life at Vegalta

Feb 24, 2014

Arnold still getting used to life at Vegalta

by Andrew Mckirdy

New Vegalta Sendai manager Graham Arnold admits to being overwhelmed by the job so far, but the Australian is quietly confident of finding his feet over the coming J. League season. Former Australia boss Arnold was the surprise choice to replace Makoto Teguramori after ...

Sanfrecce open with win

Feb 22, 2014

Sanfrecce open with win

by Andrew Mckirdy

Teenage strikers Gakuto Notsuda and Takuma Asano put Yokohama F. Marinos to the sword as Sanfrecce Hiroshima opened the new soccer season with a 2-0 victory in the Xerox Super Cup on Saturday. Notsuda got the two-time defending J. League champions off the mark ...

Feb 7, 2014

Forlan to arrive in Japan next week

New Cerezo Osaka forward Diego Forlan will arrive in Japan next Wednesday, the J.League first-division club said Friday. The 34-year-old Uruguay international won the Golden Ball Award as the MVP at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. Forlan has also twice led ...

Jan 31, 2014

JFA to honor National Stadium with exhibit

The Japan Soccer Museum will host a special exhibit celebrating Tokyo’s historic National Stadium, the Japan Football Association said Friday. The stadium, which hosted the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, will be closed this year for reconstruction as the centerpiece of the 2020 Tokyo Games. The ...

Indonesian Bachdim joins Ventforet

Jan 27, 2014

Indonesian Bachdim joins Ventforet

Dutch-born Indonesia forward Irfan Bachdim announced Monday he has officially joined J. League first-division side Ventforet Kofu. “I am very happy about this move to a higher level such as the J. League,” Bachdim told a news conference. The idea to invite Bachdim came ...