Sanfrecce open with win

Feb 22, 2014

Sanfrecce open with win

by Andrew Mckirdy

Teenage strikers Gakuto Notsuda and Takuma Asano put Yokohama F. Marinos to the sword as Sanfrecce Hiroshima opened the new soccer season with a 2-0 victory in the Xerox Super Cup on Saturday. Notsuda got the two-time defending J. League champions off the mark ...

Dec 17, 2013

J.League season to begin on March 1

The J.League’s board of directors on Tuesday approved March 1 as the starting date of next year’s season. The first-division (J1) with 18 teams playing a home-and-away format will take the field on March 1, with the second division (J2) starting the following day ...

Sep 17, 2013

J. League adopts two-stage format

The J. League’s board of directors on Tuesday formally approved a new two-stage format that will be implemented from 2015. The J. League moved to its existing single-stage championship in 2005. Until then, the season was decided by the winners of two stages. The ...

Apr 23, 2013

Baresi, Schillaci to star in Japan friendly

Former Italy stars Franco Baresi and Salvatore “Toto” Schillaci will play in a summer friendly against a select Japanese old boys’ side featuring ex-international Ruy Ramos, organizers announced on Monday. Milan legend Baresi and former Jubilo Iwata striker Schillaci will headline a team made ...

Cleo lifts Reysol to opening win

Mar 4, 2013

Cleo lifts Reysol to opening win

by Gus Fielding

Aspiring fisherman Cleo is quickly turning out to be something of a catch for Kashiwa Reysol. The newly signed Brazilian forward followed up his midweek Asian Champions League heroics with a double as Reysol kicked off their J. League campaign with a 3-1 thumping ...