Retiring Reds midfielder Suzuki reflects on career

Jan 10, 2016

Retiring Reds midfielder Suzuki reflects on career

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Long-serving Urawa Reds midfielder Keita Suzuki won every domestic title on offer in the Japanese game before recently deciding to call time on his 16-year playing career. But the 34-year-old former Japan international says that helping Reds avoid relegation to the second tier in ...

Jan 6, 2016

Urawa to sign Slovenia defender Ilic

Urawa Reds are to sign Slovenia international defender Branko Ilic from Kazakhstan club Astana, the J. League first-division club said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Ilic has played in 64 internationals, scoring once. Astana became the first Kazakh team to appear in the UEFA Champions ...

Patric brace helps Gamba retain Emperor's Cup

Jan 1, 2016

Patric brace helps Gamba retain Emperor's Cup

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Brazilian striker Patric scored twice as Gamba Osaka retained the Emperor’s Cup with a 2-1 win over Urawa Reds in the final in Tokyo on Friday, the last day of the Japanese soccer season. Patric, who was also on target in Gamba’s 3-1 extra-time ...

Dec 29, 2015

Reds earn automatic qualification for Asian Champions League

Urawa Reds have clinched their automatic qualification for next season’s Asian Champions League after advancing to the Emperor’s Cup final on Tuesday, the Japan Football Association announced. The J. League championship winners Sanfrecce Hiroshima and runners-up Gamba Osaka had already booked the two automatic ...

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2015

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Substitute Tadanari Lee headed an extra-time winner as Urawa Reds edged Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the Emperor’s Cup final. On target in the previous two rounds, Lee struck in the 117th minute of a tightly contested match to set Reds ...

Dec 1, 2015

Saitama school apologizes over student's racist tweets

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A private high school in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture, has apologized for racist tweets targeting Gamba Osaka’s black Brazilian striker Patric posted by a male student over the weekend. Urawagakuin High School, in a statement posted on its website Monday night, said it felt responsible ...

Urawa supporter tweets racial abuse against Gamba striker Patric

Nov 29, 2015

Urawa supporter tweets racial abuse against Gamba striker Patric

A Twitter user who directed racially abusive messages Saturday at Gamba Osaka’s black Brazilian striker Patric claims to be a supporter of Urawa Reds, according to the poster’s profile on the social networking service. The messages were posted following Gamba’s 3-1 away win in ...

Gamba beat Reds to book place in J. League title game

Nov 28, 2015

Gamba beat Reds to book place in J. League title game

Late goals from Hiroki Fujiharu and Brazilian striker Patric sent defending champions Gamba Osaka into the J. League Championship final with a 3-1 extra-time win away to first-stage winners Urawa Reds in the playoff semifinal on Saturday. Former Japan international Yasuyuki Konno fired Gamba ...

Nov 11, 2015

Reds score seven goals to roll into Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Takahiro Sekine scored twice as Urawa Reds cruised into the quarterfinals of the Emperor’s Cup with a 7-1 demolition of third-division Machida Zelvia on Wednesday night. Defender Wataru Hashimoto opened the floodgates on the half hour mark and goals from Tadanari Lee and Sekine ...