Newly crowned champion Gamba Osaka will host second place Urawa Reds on March 4 to mark the opening of the 2006 J. League season, league chairman Masaru Suzuki said Tuesday.

The match at Expo Stadium will be followed by eight first-division games the following day, while the second division will begin its season with six games on March 4.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.