Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Soccer / J. League 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 ...

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Soccer Aug 14, 2017

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense looking to continue recovery in Japan

Chapecoense hopes to seek inspiration from a nation that knows pain firsthand as the tragic Brazilian club faces Urawa Reds in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. More than eight months after a plane crash killed all but three of its players, Chapecoense has arrived in Japan ...

Soccer / J. League Apr 8, 2017

Support continues for Brazilian club Chapecoense

The J. League said Friday it will continue its charity activities to raise funds for tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and will also invite its youth team to a soccer tournament it hosts in summer. Members of Chapecoense, including the coach and four players who previously ...

Soccer Dec 14, 2016

Chapecoense to face Urawa in Suruga Bank Championship

Brazilian club Chapecoense, many of whose players died in a plane crash in Colombia in late November, will play as scheduled in next year's Suruga Bank Championship against the J. League's Urawa Reds, soccer sources said Wednesday. The South American Football Confederation and the Japan ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 14, 2016

J. League chairman to visit Chapecoense

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is planning to visit tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and its bereaved families to hand over commemorating videos of the late coach and some of the players who spent time in Japan during their careers. "I'd like to make a visit ...

Nacional looking to carry Chapecoense's torch at Club World Cup

Soccer Dec 12, 2016

Nacional looking to carry Chapecoense's torch at Club World Cup

Atletico Nacional have all the respect in the world for Kashima Antlers but will not let them get in the way of reaching the Club World Cup final, midfielder Jhon Mosquera said Monday. South American champions Atletico arrived in Osaka on Saturday with a heavy ...

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

Soccer Nov 30, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

An aircraft carrying passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading for a regional tournament final crashed in Colombia late Monday, killing 71 people onboard, AP reported Tuesday citing Colombian authorities. Six people were rescued and are receiving treatment at hospitals and elsewhere, while ...