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Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2019

Antlers agree to transfer Hiroki Abe to Barcelona

The Kashima Antlers have agreed to transfer attacker Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the J. League team announced Friday. The 20-year-old, who made his senior Japan debut at the recent Copa America, will join the Spanish powerhouse pending a medical. A skillful dribbler with strong attacking instincts, ...

Consadole, Yamaga share spoils

Soccer / J. League Jul 7, 2019

Consadole, Yamaga share spoils

Promoted Matsumoto Yamaga held Consadole Sapporo to a 1-1 draw thanks to some good work from keeper Tatsuya Morita on Sunday. The hosts took the lead seven minutes in at Sapporo Dome, when Kosuke Shirai knocked in the rebound after a Jay Bothroyd header hit ...

Hideto Suzuki replaces Hiroshi Nanami at Jubilo Iwata

Soccer / J. League Jul 1, 2019

Hideto Suzuki replaces Hiroshi Nanami at Jubilo Iwata

Jubilo Iwata on Monday named head coach Hideto Suzuki as the new manager of the struggling J. League first-division club, replacing Hiroshi Nanami, who announced his resignation the previous day. Suzuki, a 44-year-old former Japan international, will take the reins at the Yahama Stadium resident, ...

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