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May 16, 2018

Nadeshiko Japan to face world powers in U.S. tournament

The Japan Football Association said Wednesday the women's national team will contest a tournament in the United States from late July involving four of the strongest sides in the world. Nadeshiko Japan, currently 11th in the FIFA rankings, will open the round-robin tournament on July ...

/ 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 ...

Roberto Mancini named Italy's new coach

/ May 15, 2018

Roberto Mancini named Italy's new coach

Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as Italy's new coach. The Italian Football Federation made the announcement late Monday, saying Mancini will be introduced on Tuesday but without providing contract details. Mancini replaces Gian Piero Ventura, who was fired in November after the Azzurri failed to qualify ...

JFA not revealing 35-man preliminary list for World Cup

May 15, 2018

JFA not revealing 35-man preliminary list for World Cup

The Japan Football Association has chosen not to publicize its preliminary list of 35 players for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia after submitting their names to FIFA by the deadline early Tuesday. Several countries released their preliminary lists following the May 14 deadline ...

/ 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 ...

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