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Soccer Jul 22, 2019

Norwegian club Stabaek acquire Japanese forward Kosuke Kinoshita

Norwegian first-division club Stabaek said Monday it has acquired forward Kosuke Kinoshita from Sint-Truiden in the Belgian top flight. The 24-year-old scored two goals in seven games last season for Japanese-owned Sint-Truiden following a mid-season move from Swedish second-division side Halmstad. Standing 190 cm, Kinoshita plays ...

Newcastle tops West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Newcastle tops West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Steve Bruce watched from the stands as his Newcastle United side beat West Ham United 1-0 on Saturday to get his reign off to a winning start. The 58-year-old, whose appointment as head coach has gone down badly with already disillusioned Newcastle fans, was unable ...

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Kawasaki Frontale pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory against Chelsea in a friendly at Nissan Stadium on Friday. Striker Leandro Damiao headed in a Kengo Nakamura cross from close range in the 86th minute to secure the upset for the defending J. League champions. Chelsea struggled ...

Japan grouped with Myanmar, Mongolia for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Soccer Jul 17, 2019

Japan grouped with Myanmar, Mongolia for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Japan will face Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Myanmar and Mongolia in the second round of 2022 World Cup Asian qualifying after being drawn in Group F on Wednesday. The draw at the Asian Football Confederation's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur saw the 34 top-ranked sides in Asia, along ...

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 17, 2019

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

by Dan Orlowitz

Knowledge is not always power, but a little communication can go a long way. That's perhaps the biggest takeaway from last Saturday's game between Yokohama F. Marinos and Urawa Reds, where an outside source of information gave Teruhito Nakagawa a somewhat undeserved goal in the ...

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