• Kyodo News


Urawa Reds will begin the defense of their league crown at home against promoted Yokohama FC on March 3 as the J. League released the fixtures for the 2007 season on Thursday.

J. League-returnee Kashiwa Reysol welcomes Jubilo Iwata to Chiba Prefecture while Vissel Kobe, which sneaked back into the first division via the playoffs, starts with a trip to Nihondaira stadium to play Shimizu S-Pulse. The season will kick off in both the first and second divisions on March 3 and wrap up Dec. 1.

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