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Leicester takes big step toward league title

Apr 4, 2016

Leicester takes big step toward league title

After a fourth successive 1-0 victory sent Leicester into a seven-point lead, some giddy fans started to unfurl Premier League “champions” scarves in the King Power Stadium. Although there are still six games remaining after Sunday’s gritty win over Southampton, celebrations are already under ...

Kagawa marks 100th Bundesliga appearance with goal

Apr 3, 2016

Kagawa marks 100th Bundesliga appearance with goal

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa marked his 100th Bundesliga appearance with a goal to help Borussia Dortmund turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Dortmund with a lovely chip after 53 minutes, only ...

Frontale stay unbeaten, fail to overtake first-place Reds

Apr 2, 2016

Frontale stay unbeaten, fail to overtake first-place Reds

Kawasaki Frontale maintained their unbeaten start to the season but missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the J. League first division after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Caio capitalized on a defensive mistake by ...

Reds sink 10-man Ventforet to top J. League table

Apr 1, 2016

Reds sink 10-man Ventforet to top J. League table

Striker Shinzo Koroki scored his 90th career goal and Urawa Reds beat 10-man Ventforet Kofu 2-1 for their fourth win of the season as J. League action resumed Friday night after the international break. Koroki broke the deadlock with a clinical strike midway through ...

New JFA vice president Okada keen to shake up Japanese soccer

Apr 1, 2016

New JFA vice president Okada keen to shake up Japanese soccer

New Japan Football Association vice president Takeshi Okada fired a warning shot on Friday, urging the Japanese soccer community to have the courage to change if it wants to retain its current status in the world game. Japan’s two-time World Cup coach spoke for ...

Apr 1, 2016

FC Tokyo signs striker Muriqui on loan

FC Tokyo has signed Brazilian striker Muriqui on loan from Qatari club Al Sadd, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 29-year-old played for Guangzhou Evergrande in China from 2010 to 2014, and was the top scorer and MVP of the 2013 Asian ...

Mar 31, 2016

Mainz's Muto done for season after reinjuring right knee

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto has reinjured his right knee and will miss the rest of the Bundesliga season. The club said that Muto tore an exterior ligament in his knee during training as he was preparing for a possible comeback in the home match ...

Mar 31, 2016

Japan to host East Asian Cup in 2017

The East Asian Football Federation announced on Thursday that Japan will host the next East Asian Cup in December 2017. The EAFF made the decision through meetings of its executive committee and congress. The fixtures and venues have yet to be decided. The most ...

Mar 31, 2016

Struggling Valencia fires Neville

Spanish club Valencia has fired coach Gary Neville less than four months after hiring the former England defender. The club made the announcement on Wednesday, nine days after it lost its third game in a row in the Spanish League. “After careful consideration, the ...

France beats Russia amid heavy security

Mar 30, 2016

France beats Russia amid heavy security

More than 1,700 security personnel were on patrol Tuesday as France beat Russia on its return to the Stade de France, four months after its last home game was targeted by suicide bombers. A pre-match minute of silence to remember Europe’s latest terrorist attack ...