Kashima proves worth as FIFA praises replay system

Soccer Dec 15, 2016

Kashima proves worth as FIFA praises replay system

The Kashima Antlers have always found a way to get the job done, which is why they have 18 pieces of silverware stocked in their trophy case and on Wednesday, the eight-time J. League champions added another accolade by becoming the first Asian side ...

Soccer Dec 14, 2016

Jeonbuk beats Sundowns for fifth place at Club World Cup

Asian champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 in the fifth-place match of the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Jong-ho and a Ricardo Nascimento own goal handed Jeonbuk a 3-0 halftime lead. African champions Sundowns pulled one back early in the ...

Real Madrid focused on winning Club World Cup crown

Soccer Dec 14, 2016

Real Madrid focused on winning Club World Cup crown

by Andrew McKirdy

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes four-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is capable of adding more awards to his bulging trophy cabinet and will prove it this week in Japan at the Club World Cup. Madrid takes on Mexican side Club America in Thursday's ...

Real Madrid arrives in Japan for Club World Cup

Soccer Dec 12, 2016

Real Madrid arrives in Japan for Club World Cup

After a sleepless 13-hour flight from Spain, Brazilian defender Marcelo said Monday he is delighted to be in Japan and ready to help European champions Real Madrid win the Club World Cup. "I could not sleep (on the flight) but we are delighted that we ...

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 ...

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

Soccer Dec 12, 2016

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

by Shintaro Kano

Once again, Kashima Antlers banked on the experience and savvy that has led to a record eight J. League championships, when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 on Sunday to book a place in the Club World Cup semifinals. While Mu Kanazaki, who came off the ...

Antlers sink Sundowns to reach Club World Cup semifinals

Soccer Dec 11, 2016

Antlers sink Sundowns to reach Club World Cup semifinals

Club World Cup debutants Kashima Antlers advanced to the semifinals with a gritty 2-0 victory over African champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday. Substitute Mu Kanazaki struck again in the closing minutes, after Yasushi Endo had opened the scoring midway through the second half for the ...