• Kyodo News


Shonan Bellmare and Kyoto Sanga were both put out of their misery by FC Tokyo and relegated to the J. league second division on Sunday.

Last-place Shonan were hammered 5-0 at Shimizu S-Pulse, slipping through the trapdoor just a season after coming up to the top flight, while Kyoto, next to bottom only on goal difference, lost to Urawa Reds 2-0 away and will join Bellmare in J2 wilderness in 2011.

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