/ May 11, 2017

Gamba fined ¥2 million over fans' Nazi banner

The J. League said Thursday it has slapped Gamba Osaka with a ¥2 million ($17,500) fine and issued a severe reprimand after a group of the club’s supporters hoisted a banner with a logo resembling a Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) symbol during a match last ...

Albirex nearing deal to make Lopes manager

/ May 10, 2017

Albirex nearing deal to make Lopes manager

Struggling Albirex Niigata have come to terms on a deal to make Brazilian-born former Japan striker Wagner Lopes their new manager and are finalizing the agreement, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. Lopes was tapped to take the reins after Fumitake Miura, ...

/ Apr 27, 2017

AFC charges Frontale with discrimination

The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday charged Kawasaki Frontale with discrimination after their fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a midweek Asian Champions League match in South Korea. According to article 58.3 of the AFC’s disciplinary and ethics code, a team would ...

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

/ Apr 16, 2017

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

Shu Kurata’s stoppage-time equalizer earned Gamba a 2-2 draw with Cerezo on Sunday in their first Osaka derby in three seasons in the J. League. Kurata’s late heroics spoiled the day for Cerezo striker Kenyu Sugimoto, who hit a brace for the hosts at ...

/ Mar 29, 2017

Konno out for four to six weeks with broken toe

Gamba Osaka midfielder Yasuyuki Konno, who broke his left toe during Japan’s away World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates last week, will need four to six weeks to recover fully from the injury, the J. League club said Wednesday. Konno filled in ...

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

/ Mar 19, 2017

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

Gamba Osaka allowed Urawa Reds to snatch a point at the death as the J. League’s heavyweights shared the points in a 1-1 draw on Sunday ahead of the international break. Yasuyuki Konno thought he was the match-winner after pushing Gamba in front with ...

Gamba lose at home again in ACL

Mar 15, 2017

Gamba lose at home again in ACL

Gamba Osaka are already feeling the heat just three games into the Asian Champions League after Kenta Hasegawa’s men lost again at home on Wednesday, this time 1-0 to Jiangsu Suning. Ramires’ 39th-minute strike turned out to be the lone goal at Suita Stadium, ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Gamba goalie Higashiguchi breaks cheekbone

Gamba Osaka goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi is expected to be out of action for a month with a fractured left cheekbone, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday. Higashiguchi suffered the injury in Gamba’s 3-0 league win at home to FC Tokyo on Saturday. The ...