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Vissel fire manager Nelsinho

/ Aug 16, 2017

Vissel fire manager Nelsinho

Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Nelsinho due to the side's poor performance this season, despite having acquired former Germany striker Lukas Podolski this summer, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. Head coach Takayuki Yoshida, 40, will replace the 67-year-old Brazilian on ...

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

/ Aug 15, 2017

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. Urawa won the penalty two minutes to time, when Zlatan Ljubijankic was brought down by Chapecoense captain Grolli much to the objection of the Brazilian visitors. Reds ...

Sekine leaving Urawa for German second division

/ Aug 6, 2017

Sekine leaving Urawa for German second division

Midfielder Takahiro Sekine will soon be plying his trade in Germany, his J. League first-division team Urawa Reds announced Sunday. Following an agreement between Reds and German second-division side FC Ingolstadt, the 22-year-old Sekine will depart for Germany on Thursday to have a physical. A ...

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sbuttoni leaving Tosu for move back to Argentina

Argentinean defender Franco Sbuttoni is leaving Sagan Tosu to rejoin Atletico Tucuman in his homeland, the J. League first-division club said on Friday. The 28-year-old Sbuttoni only joined Tosu from Tucuman on a full transfer in January. He made just eight league and cup appearances.

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

/ Aug 2, 2017

FC Tokyo midfielder Ishikawa to retire at end of season

Former Japan midfielder and FC Tokyo player Naohiro Ishikawa has decided to draw the curtain on his 18-year career after this season, the J. League first division side said Wednesday. The 36-year-old Ishikawa, who joined FC Tokyo from Yokohama F. Marinos in 2002, revealed on ...

Cho super strike sends Tosu past struggling Sanfrecce

/ Jul 30, 2017

Cho super strike sends Tosu past struggling Sanfrecce

South Korean striker Cho Dong-geon scored a strong contender for goal of the season to give Sagan Tosu a 1-0 win at struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J. League first division on Sunday night. Substitute Cho secured Tosu its first away league victory of the ...

Urawa parts ways with Petrovic

/ Jul 30, 2017

Urawa parts ways with Petrovic

Urawa Reds have terminated the contract of Serbian manager Mihailo Petrovic following a poor run of results, the J. League first-division club said Sunday. The announcement comes a day after the 2007 Asian champions slumped to a 2-0 defeat away to lowly Consadole Sapporo, Reds' ...

/ Jul 28, 2017

Forward Ibarbo makes permanent move to Tosu

Former Colombia international striker Victor Ibarbo has made his loan move to Sagan Tosu permanent, theclub said Friday. The 27-year-old Ibarbo initially joined Tosu from Italian Serie A side Cagliari in March on a loan deal through the end of the season. He has made ...