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The J. League will resume action on April 23 with as many afternoon kickoffs as possible for the rest of the season, the league announced Tuesday.

But the status of the three teams whose stadiums have been damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami — Vegalta Sendai, seven-time champion Kashima Antlers and second-division Mito Hollyhock — remains unclear with the possibility of surrogate homes or a delayed return to action still under consideration.

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