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Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Defending champions Kashima Antlers exited the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 1-1 home draw against China's Guangzhou Evergrande. The teams had played to a scoreless draw in the first leg and Guangzhou advanced to the semifinals on away goals. Needing to win at ...

Uncertainty looms over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

Uncertainty looms over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang

South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground. The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn't yet received any information from its counterpart in Pyongyang regarding logistics for the ...

VAR takes center stage as titleholder Liverpool loses opener

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

VAR takes center stage as titleholder Liverpool loses opener

It didn't take long for VAR to become a talking point as the video refereeing system made its debut in the Champions League group phase. Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp was left livid over a penalty awarded to Napoli that helped the Italian side beat the ...

Urawa Reds move past Shanghai SIPG into ACL semis on away goals

Soccer Sep 17, 2019

Urawa Reds move past Shanghai SIPG into ACL semis on away goals

Urawa Reds advanced to the semifinals of the Asian Champions League on away goals Tuesday after their quarterfinal tie with Shanghai SIPG ended in a 3-3 aggregate draw. In the second leg of the quarterfinal at Saitama Stadium, Shanghai keeper Yan Junling conceded an own ...

Neymar's Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Soccer Sep 17, 2019

Neymar's Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Neymar's ban from the Champions League for insulting match officials on social media was cut Tuesday to two group games. The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the three-match suspension to the UEFA-stipulated minimum of two games for abusive language to a referee or assistant. The ...

Koji Miyoshi scores winner off bench on Antwerp debut

Soccer Sep 16, 2019

Koji Miyoshi scores winner off bench on Antwerp debut

On-loan midfielder Koji Miyoshi scored a winner just five minutes into his Belgian top-division debut as Antwerp beat Anderlecht 2-1 away on Sunday. The match was tied 1-1 until the 87th minute when Miyoshi, who moved to Antwerp from J. League side Kawasaki Frontale last ...

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Sep 14, 2019

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams winless in their last six games stepped onto the Todoroki Stadium pitch needing a win for very different reasons. Only one walked away happy on Saturday night. Yasuto Wakizaka and Kazuya Yamamura outfoxed Jubilo Iwata goalkeeper Krzysztof Kaminski in the first half as Kawasaki ...