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Sanfrecce appoint old boy Jonsson as manager

/ Jul 10, 2017

Sanfrecce appoint old boy Jonsson as manager

Former Sanfrecce Hiroshima midfielder Jan Jonsson has been appointed the club's new manager, the J. League first-division side said Monday. The 57-year-old Swede arrived in Hiroshima in 1993 initially as an assistant coach, but wound up playing six games and scoring once for the team ...

Sanfrecce salvage point against in-form Marinos

/ Jul 8, 2017

Sanfrecce salvage point against in-form Marinos

Brazilian striker Anderson Lopes earned a vital point for troubled Sanfrecce Hiroshima with a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw away to in-form Yokohama F Marinos in the J. League first division on Saturday night. Playing their first game since Hajime Moriyasu stepped down in ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Podolski impresses Kobe teammates in first training session

Former German international striker Lukas Podolski impressed his new teammates on Friday as he began training with Vissel Kobe following his high-profile move to the J. League first-division club. The 32-year-old Podolski, who was introduced by the club on Thursday, looked sharp during the light ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Lee ruled out for four weeks with injury

Urawa Reds striker Tadanari Lee will be out for up to four weeks with a knee injury, the J. League first-division side said Friday. The former Southampton forward damaged ligaments in his left knee after coming on as a late substitute in Wednesday night's 4-1 ...

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

/ Jul 6, 2017

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski on Thursday vowed to bolster enthusiasm for Japanese soccerl after arriving to join Vissel Kobe, bucking a trend of big-name players moving to cash-rich China. "I know the J. League is the strongest in Asia and I am determined ...

/ Jul 4, 2017

Hiroshima manager Moriyasu resigns

Sanfrecce Hiroshima coach Hajime Moriyasu has resigned to take responsibility for his side's poor performance this season, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday. Moriyasu, 48, offered to step down after Hiroshima's 4-3 away defeat to Urawa Reds on Saturday and the club could not ...

Antlers end Reysol's 10-game unbeaten streak

/ Jul 2, 2017

Antlers end Reysol's 10-game unbeaten streak

Brazilian striker Pedro Junior struck a superb winner as reigning champions Kashima Antlers smashed Kashiwa Reysol's 10-match unbeaten streak with a 3-2 away victory in the J. League on Sunday night. Kashima benefited from two costly errors by Kashiwa goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura to take a ...