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Frontale give up appeal against controversial flag punishment

/ Aug 25, 2017

Frontale give up appeal against controversial flag punishment

Kawasaki Frontale will not file an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over being disciplined over a controversial wartime Japanese flag, the J. League first-division side said Friday. The club's decision means accepting the Asian Football Confederation's ruling: a $15,000 fine and one ...

FC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loan

/ Aug 23, 2017

FC Tokyo's Nakajima to join Portuguese side on loan

FC Tokyo midfielder and Rio Olympics under-23 squad member Shoya Nakajima will join Portuguese club Portimonense on a loan deal, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. The 23-year-old, who made three appearances and scored one goal in Rio, will move to the newly promoted ...

/ Aug 21, 2017

S-Pulse striker Chong ruled out for four weeks

Shimizu S-Pulse striker Chong Tese will be sidelined for four weeks with a leg injury, the J. League first-division side said on Monday. Chong underwent tests last Wednesday that revealed he has strained muscles in his left calf. The North Korean striker suffered the injury ...

Vissel fire manager Nelsinho

/ Aug 16, 2017

Vissel fire manager Nelsinho

Vissel Kobe have terminated the contract of manager Nelsinho due to the side's poor performance this season, despite having acquired former Germany striker Lukas Podolski this summer, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. Head coach Takayuki Yoshida, 40, will replace the 67-year-old Brazilian on ...

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

/ Aug 15, 2017

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. Urawa won the penalty two minutes to time, when Zlatan Ljubijankic was brought down by Chapecoense captain Grolli much to the objection of the Brazilian visitors. Reds ...