• Kyodo


Former Japan coach Zico scored the opening goal as a team of Kashima Antlers greats beat a team of ex-J. Leaguers 3-0 in a charity match to mark the reopening of Kashima Stadium following the deadly March 11 earthquake and tsunami

Kashima was hit badly by the disaster that devastated Japan’s northeastern coastline and the match was the first at the 2002 World Cup stadium since the team’s J. League season opener against Omiya Ardija on March 6.

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