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Vissel fans welcome Andres Iniesta to Kobe

/ May 26, 2018

Vissel fans welcome Andres Iniesta to Kobe

J. League side Vissel Kobe welcomed marquee signing Andres Iniesta in a ceremony at the club's home ground on Saturday. The Barcelona legend delighted more than 8,000 cheering fans at Noevir Stadium in Kobe, walking a red carpet onto the pitch before demonstrating his juggling ...

Andres Iniesta agrees to deal with Vissel Kobe

/ May 23, 2018

Andres Iniesta agrees to deal with Vissel Kobe

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has agreed to join J. League first-division side Vissel Kobe, league sources confirmed Wednesday. The 34-year-old Iniesta won four Champions League titles and multiple Spanish League crowns during his time with Barcelona. Iniesta was also a key part of Spain's first ...

/ May 23, 2018

Report: Fernando Torres wants to play in J. League

Spanish media reported Tuesday that former Spain and Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres would prefer to play in the J. League, where he has an offer from first-division side Sagan Tosu, than in China or the United States. The 34-year-old Torres, who debuted for Spain ...

Naoki Ishihara helps Vegalta claim win over Antlers

/ May 20, 2018

Naoki Ishihara helps Vegalta claim win over Antlers

Naoki Ishihara scored in the second minute to give Vegalta Sendai an early lead in a 2-1 win at Kashima Antlers in the J. League first division on Sunday. Ishihara opened the scoring when he converted a cross from midfielder Kunimitsu Sekiguchi directly in front ...

F. Marinos battle past V-Varen

/ May 19, 2018

F. Marinos battle past V-Varen

by Andrew McKirdy

Yokohama F. Marinos hit V-Varen Nagasaki with a second-half blitz to head into the J. League's World Cup shutdown on a high with a 5-2 win on Saturday. V-Varen, playing their first-ever season in J1, twice took the lead at Nissan Stadium through goals from ...

/ May 15, 2018

Jubilo Iwata terminate Guilherme's contract

Jubilo Iwata said Tuesday it has canceled the contract of Brazilian defender Guilherme after the J. League slapped him with a six-match suspension for violent conduct during the club's 3-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos earlier in the month. The 30-year-old flew into a rage ...

/ May 13, 2018

Reysol fire manager Takahiro Shimotaira

Kashiwa Reysol have dismissed manager Takahiro Shimotaira following a lackluster start to the season, the J. League first-division side announced Sunday. Shimotaira was notified of his firing after Reysol suffered their seventh loss of the season in Saturday's match against Kawasaki Frontale. Reysol are currently ...

Urawa draws blank against lowly Tosu

/ May 13, 2018

Urawa draws blank against lowly Tosu

Urawa Reds dominated possession but lacked a finishing touch Sunday as they were held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Sagan Tosu in the J. League. Urawa came into the match on the edge of the relegation zone on 15 points with just one league ...

Strong start carries Vissel Kobe past Jubilo Iwata

/ May 12, 2018

Strong start carries Vissel Kobe past Jubilo Iwata

First-half goals to Kazuma Watanabe and Wellington gave Vissel Kobe a 2-0 win away to Jubilo Iwata on Saturday and secured their first J. League victory in five matches. Vissel, who denied reports earlier in the week that they were set to sign star Barcelona ...