Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

Dec 5, 2016

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

The manager of new J. League champions Kashima Antlers, Masatada Ishii, has turned his attention from Saturday’s championship final to the Club World Cup, starting Thursday when they take on Oceanian champions Auckland City of New Zealand in the first round. “We want to ...

FIFA boss open to 32-team CWC

Nov 19, 2016

FIFA boss open to 32-team CWC

FIFA president Gianni Infantino thinks the mostly unloved Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Infantino said in interviews published on Friday in Italian and Spanish newspapers that a club competition could start in 2019. A 32-team event played ...

Jun 10, 2016

Suita Stadium chosen to host Club World Cup matches

Gamba Osaka’s new home ground, Suita Stadium, will host the Club World Cup for the first time, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The 40,000-seat stadium opened ahead of this season as Gamba’s previous home ground, the 1970 Expo Stadium held only 21,000 with ...

Dec 22, 2015

River Plate fan spat at Messi: reports

A River Plate fan spat at Barcelona star Lionel Messi during an ugly airport altercation following his side’s 3-0 victory in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama, Spanish media reported on Monday. Messi, who scored the opening goal in Sunday’s final, reportedly retaliated ...