B. League needs more marquee players

| Nov 12, 2016

B. League needs more marquee players

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The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season. Social media feeds and magazine reports are ever-present aspects of the publicity machine in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign. What’s more, TV highlights and game coverage ...

Oct 27, 2015

Zico fails to secure required backing for FIFA presidential bid

Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico revealed he gave up his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Monday after failing to muster the required five association nominations. “I had good response from at least six associations but moves within UEFA ...

Oct 26, 2015

Zico makes last-ditch bid for FIFA presidency

Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico told Kyodo News in an exclusive interview Monday that he believes his knowledge and experience of the game make him the best man to clean up FIFA. Currently coaching FC Goa in the Indian ...

Sep 23, 2015

Zico asks Blatter to change FIFA election rules

Former Brazil great Zico met with FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Tuesday to ask for changes in election eligibility rules at soccer’s governing body. Zico has announced he wants to run for FIFA’s presidency after Blatter leaves in February, but is struggling to fulfill ...

Jul 31, 2015

Brazil backs Zico for FIFA presidential bid

The Brazilian Football Federation said Thursday it is backing national legend Zico’s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. The endorsement was a big boost for Zico, 62, who has previously conceded lacking support from Brazil’s top soccer brass. However, to establish himself ...

Jun 4, 2015

Zico thinks he's can win FIFA presidency

Brazilian legend and former Japan national team coach Zico believes he is in with a chance of replacing Sepp Blatter after voicing his intention of running for FIFA presidency. “My name is known all over the world and I have a wealth of experience,” ...

Former Japan manager Zico considers running for FIFA presidency

Jun 3, 2015

Former Japan manager Zico considers running for FIFA presidency

Former Brazil international and former Japan national team coach Zico is considering running for president of FIFA following the shock resignation of Sepp Blatter on Tuesday. “Why not? My life was always in football. A passion exercised with seriousness and respect in Brazil and ...

Zico says Brazil should replace Scolari following debacle

Jul 11, 2014

Zico says Brazil should replace Scolari following debacle

Brazil soccer legend Zico says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must be replaced if his country is to move past its disappointing World Cup performance. “We should thank him (Scolari) and thank (assistant coach Carlos Alberto) Parriera too. But we need to choose new people ...

Antlers thump Grampus as Zico watches on

May 19, 2013

Antlers thump Grampus as Zico watches on

Kashima Antlers swept past Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Saturday in the presence of the club’s legendary architect Zico. Yasushi Endo, Atsutaka Nakamura and Yuya Osako scored for Antlers, who are in fourth after seizing the matchup that helped launch the ...