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Doan, Kamada bid farewell before European moves

/ Jun 25, 2017

Doan, Kamada bid farewell before European moves

Ritsu Doan showed his flair before being subbed during Gamba Osaka's 1-1 draw with Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday in the J. League, while Daichi Kamada set up the opener in Sagan Tosu's 2-1 home win over Urawa Reds before their impending moves to Europe. Nineteen-year-old ...

/ Jun 21, 2017

Consadole welcomes first J. League player from Thailand

Thailand's Chanathip Songkrasin had a light workout on Wednesday, a day after he arrived in Sapporo to join J-League first-division side Consadole. The 23 year-old Thai international, the first from his nation to join a J-League team, is on loan from Thai club Muangthong United. ...

Struggling Sanfrecce confident of escaping drop

/ Jun 21, 2017

Struggling Sanfrecce confident of escaping drop

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Mihael Mikic believes the relegation fear factor is inspiring misfiring Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and the Croatian winger insists he will put "an arm and a leg" on the three-time J. League champions escaping the drop. Hiroshima was the better team for long stretches of Saturday's match ...

Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo

/ Jun 18, 2017

Amano's timely strike leads Marinos past FC Tokyo

Jun Amano picked the perfect time to score his first career goal, the Yokohama F. Marinos midfielder netting in the dying minutes to lead his side to a 1-0 victory over FC Tokyo in the J. League first division on Sunday. With a goalless draw ...

Shiotani embracing challenge of move to Al Ain

/ Jun 16, 2017

Shiotani embracing challenge of move to Al Ain

Defender Tsukasa Shiotani said Friday he is relishing the prospect of testing himself in the United Arab Emirates after securing a move to Al Ain from struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The 28-year-old Shiotani, who has signed a two-year deal with the 2003 Asian Champions League winner, ...

/ Jun 15, 2017

Defender Shiotani headed to UAE's Al Ain

Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Tsukasa Shiotani will join United Arab Emirates powerhouse Al Ain, the J. League team announced Thursday. Capped twice at the senior international level, the 28-year-old, who was one of three overage players on the Japan squad at last summer's Rio Olympics, joins ...

Antlers hand manager Oiwa winning start to tenure

/ Jun 4, 2017

Antlers hand manager Oiwa winning start to tenure

Leandro struck twice as Kashima Antlers bounced back from their midweek Asian Champions League exit, beating struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3-1 away in the J. League on Sunday in their first match under new manager Go Oiwa. Atsutaka Nakamura opened the scoring for the reigning champions ...

/ Jun 2, 2017

Urawa Reds ban five fans

Urawa Reds on Friday indefinitely banned one supporter and handed limited bans to four others following incidents at the April 30 game away to Omiya Ardija. The heaviest sentence was handed to a supporter who threw a flag onto the pitch and peeled off the ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Gamba to part ways with injured Patric

Gamba Osaka forward Patric will leave the club at the end of the month because the injured marksman's contract won't be renewed, the team announced on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 71 league games since 2014 for Gamba, was ruled out for ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Reds to file protest over Jeju's conduct

The Urawa Reds plan to file a protest to the Asian Football Confederation over Jeju United players' aggressive behavior in a post-match brawl at Saitama Stadium, the J. League team said on Thursday. The Reds claimed a 3-0 extra-time victory over Jeju Wednesday night to ...