Asano gets offer from Arsenal

Jun 29, 2016

Asano gets offer from Arsenal

Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s Japan striker Takuma Asano has received an offer from Premier League giant Arsenal, sources told Kyodo News on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Asano, who on Friday is widely expected to be named to Makoto Teguramori’s Under-23 squad for the upcoming Rio de Janeiro ...

Jun 16, 2016

Hiroshima's Mizumoto expected to miss two months

Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Hiroki Mizumoto is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a foot injury, the reigning J. League champions said on Thursday. Mizumoto has been diagnosed with a fracture to the third metatarsal bone in his right foot and ...

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

Mar 20, 2016

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

A big day from Takuma Asano helped reigning champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima claim their first league win of the season on Sunday, a 5-1 decision at Omiya Ardija. Nigerian forward Peter Utaka and Asano combined to set each other up in the first half, and ...

Asano strikes twice to lift Hiroshima in ACL

Mar 16, 2016

Asano strikes twice to lift Hiroshima in ACL

Takuma Asano struck twice as J. League champions Sanfreece Hiroshima finally put three points on the board with a 3-0 win over Thailand’s Buriram United in Group F in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Hiroshima had not won in any competition since ...

Sanfrecce striker Sato breaks all-time J1 scoring record

Mar 6, 2016

Sanfrecce striker Sato breaks all-time J1 scoring record

Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Hisato Sato scored his 158th career goal on Sunday to become the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division. The 33-year-old Sato netted a 43rd-minute equalizer to give reigning champion Hiroshima a 1-1 draw at Nagoya Grampus, moving to ...

FC Seoul whips Sanfrecce; FC Tokyo beats Binh Duong

Mar 1, 2016

FC Seoul whips Sanfrecce; FC Tokyo beats Binh Duong

Brazilian forward Adriano added to the miseries of struggling J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Tuesday, when he scored a second-half hat trick for FC Seoul in a 4-1 Asian Champions League group-stage win. It was a mixed day for J. League teams, as ...

Sanfrecce looking to change fortunes in ACL

Feb 29, 2016

Sanfrecce looking to change fortunes in ACL

Sanfrecce Hiroshima will be looking to recover from a spluttering start to the season when the Japanese champions take on FC Seoul on Tuesday in their second group stage match in the Asian Champions League. Hiroshima lost 2-1 at home to China’s Shandong Luneng ...

Sanfrecce start defense with loss

Feb 27, 2016

Sanfrecce start defense with loss

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J. League Frontale 1 Sanfrecce 0 Yu Kobayashi stole the show from Hisato Sato and Yoshito Okubo as champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima went down 1-0 at the hands of Kawasaki Frontale in their J. League season opener on Saturday. With a stalemate looming on the ...

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

Feb 26, 2016

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

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The following is the second of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine highest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA Last season: champions There could be no doubting Sanfrecce’s worth as champions last ...

Sanfrecce, FC Tokyo fall in Asian Champions League action

Feb 23, 2016

Sanfrecce, FC Tokyo fall in Asian Champions League action

Sanfrecce Hiroshima’s Asian Champions League title aspirations took an early hit as the J. League champions went down 2-1 at home to China’s Shandong Luneng in their opening Group F. match on Tuesday. Hiroshima took the lead midway through the second half at Edion ...

Sanfrecce keep hold on Gamba

Feb 20, 2016

Sanfrecce keep hold on Gamba

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J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima picked up from where they left off last year with a 3-1 win over Gamba Osaka in the season curtain-raising Fuji Xerox Super Cup on Saturday. Sanfrecce beat Gamba in a two-legged playoff to claim the league title last ...