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Shoya Nakajima makes record move to Qatar's Al-Duhail

Soccer Feb 4, 2019

Shoya Nakajima makes record move to Qatar's Al-Duhail

Qatari first-division club Al-Duhail on Sunday announced the signing of Shoya Nakajima from Portuguese top-flight outfit Portimonense. Al-Duhail has reportedly paid €35 million ($40 million) for the 24-year-old, a record for the transfer of a Japanese player, overtaking the roughly $29 million Parma paid Italian ...

Soccer Jan 22, 2019

FC Tokyo to play pair of league cup games at rugby venue

With its home stadium being prepared for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, FC Tokyo will play two league cup home games this year at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, a source said Monday. Due to renovations at Ajinomoto Stadium for the Rugby World Cup, the ...

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 2, 2018

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

FC Tokyo's uphill battle for the J. League first division title failed to get any easier on Sunday after it was held to a scoreless draw at home by struggling Sagan Tosu. Tokyo's second straight scoreless draw left the third-place side winless in its last ...

Consadole rallies past FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Aug 19, 2018

Consadole rallies past FC Tokyo

Thai international Chanathip Songkrasin continued his good run of form on Sunday, scoring the winner for Consadole Sapporo in a 3-2 come from behind victory over FC Tokyo. The win lifted Consadole to 35 points, five behind of Tokyo, which started the day third on ...

Muto set to make move to Newcastle

Soccer Jul 28, 2018

Muto set to make move to Newcastle

Newcastle United has struck a deal on Japan international striker Yoshinori Muto's transfer from Mainz, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The move is subject to Muto receiving a work permit to play in England, the club said. The transfer fee is reported to ...

V-Varen earn upset victory over FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Jul 27, 2018

V-Varen earn upset victory over FC Tokyo

V-Varen Nagasaki upset FC Tokyo 1-0 with an adventurous display of attacking soccer Friday night, thwarting the second-place side's hopes of closing the gap on J. League leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima. The loss was just the first in 10 matches for FC Tokyo, which was ...