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Vahid Halilhodzic recalls Mu Kanazaki for East Asian tournament

Nov 29, 2017

Vahid Halilhodzic recalls Mu Kanazaki for East Asian tournament

Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic recalled Kashima Antlers striker Mu Kanazaki and brought in several new faces as he named a 23-man squad on Wednesday for the upcoming E-1 Football Championship. Returning Cerezo Osaka midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake was also named to the squad made up entirely ...

Goal-hungry United routs Watford

Nov 29, 2017

Goal-hungry United routs Watford

So often lauded for its defensive strength, Manchester United issued another reminder of its attacking talent by scoring four goals in a Premier League game for the sixth time this season. On the receiving end this time was Watford, which had already been pummeled 6-0 ...

Simovic hat-trick fires Grampus into playoff final

/ Nov 26, 2017

Simovic hat-trick fires Grampus into playoff final

Robin Simovic scored a hat-trick as Nagoya Grampus came from behind to beat JEF United Chiba 4-2 on Sunday to advance to the J. League first-division promotion playoff final. Grampus, who finished third in the regular season, will play Avispa Fukuoka in the Dec. 3 ...

Reysol put Antlers' title celebrations on hold

/ Nov 26, 2017

Reysol put Antlers' title celebrations on hold

Kashima Antlers' title celebrations were put on hold on Sunday as the J. League leaders were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Kashiwa Reysol. A win for Antlers would have secured a record-extending ninth J. League championship with one game remaining. But despite ...

Manchester United, Chelsea get lucky in Premier League

Nov 26, 2017

Manchester United, Chelsea get lucky in Premier League

Manchester United and Chelsea needed fortunate goals to maintain their status as the closest challengers to rampant leader Manchester City in the English Premier League on Saturday. Ashley Young's long-range shot looped up off a defender and spun into the far corner to earn second-place ...

Lionel Messi finalizes new four-year contract with Barcelona

Nov 25, 2017

Lionel Messi finalizes new four-year contract with Barcelona

Lionel Messi has finally put Barcelona's fans at ease by signing a new contract that will keep the star at the Spanish club for four more years. Messi signed the new deal on Saturday to tie him to Barcelona through 2021, meaning the Argentina forward ...

Mana Iwabuchi lifts Nadeshiko Japan past Jordan in friendly

Nov 25, 2017

Mana Iwabuchi lifts Nadeshiko Japan past Jordan in friendly

Mana Iwabuchi's brace lifted Nadeshiko Japan to a 2-0 away win in a friendly against Jordan on Friday. Iwabuchi scored twice in the first half with Nadeshiko attacking aggressively from the start. Japan got on the board in the 27th minute when Iwabuchi scored with her ...