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May 4, 2015

Mainz eager to negotiate over Muto

Mainz wants to start negotiating with FC Tokyo this week to sign Japan striker Yoshinori Muto, Kicker reported on Monday. According to the German magazine, Mainz plans to send a representative to Japan in the coming days with the hope of striking a deal ...

May 3, 2015

Marinos captain Nakamura facing more time out

Yokohama F. Marinos captain Shunsuke Nakamura will face more time on the sidelines as the former Japanese international was diagnosed with a torn right thigh muscle that will keep him out for three weeks, the J. League club said on Sunday. Nakamura, 36, only ...

May 1, 2015

Japan's revised World Cup qualifying schedule released

Japan will open its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Singapore on June 16 and not away as originally scheduled, the Japan Football Association announced on Friday. The change was made because Singapore could not secure a stadium with the mandated capacity ...

Apr 30, 2015

Tashima picked for FIFA executive committee

Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima was named to the FIFA executive committee on Thursday by the Asian Football Confederation Congress. It was the second time Tashima was up for election for the FIFA seat. Four years ago, he fell short of the ...

Chelsea puts title in sight

Apr 30, 2015

Chelsea puts title in sight

Chelsea staged a second-half comeback to beat Leicester 3-1 on Wednesday and move to within three points of capturing the Premier League trophy. Jose Mourinho’s side holds a 13-point lead and can clinch a first league title in five years by beating Crystal Palace ...

Apr 29, 2015

Tashima confident of gaining seat on FIFA executive committee

Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima is confident he can finally win a seat on the FIFA executive committee at Thursday’s Asian Football Confederation Congress. Four years ago, Tashima failed in his bid to succeed compatriot and former JFA president Junji Ogura on ...

Apr 28, 2015

Eintracht Frankfurt to keep Inui for 2016 season

Eintracht Frankfurt have decided to extend the contract of Japanese international Takashi Inui for one season to 2016, Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Monday. Inui’s deal expires this summer but according to the German local daily, Frankfurt has exercised an option to retain the midfielder’s ...

Bayern wins Bundesliga crown with four games left to play

Apr 27, 2015

Bayern wins Bundesliga crown with four games left to play

Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach. ‘Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of ...