/ Jun 28, 2017

Netherlands-bound Doan targets World Cup spot

Up-and-coming midfielder Ritsu Doan had the 2018 Russia World Cup on his mind as he left for Europe on Wednesday to join Dutch first-division side FC Groningen on loan from Gamba Osaka. "I want to go to Russia. I am going to make a killer ...

Doan, Kamada bid farewell before European moves

/ Jun 25, 2017

Doan, Kamada bid farewell before European moves

Ritsu Doan showed his flair before being subbed during Gamba Osaka's 1-1 draw with Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday in the J. League, while Daichi Kamada set up the opener in Sagan Tosu's 2-1 home win over Urawa Reds before their impending moves to Europe. Nineteen-year-old ...

/ Jun 1, 2017

Gamba to part ways with injured Patric

Gamba Osaka forward Patric will leave the club at the end of the month because the injured marksman's contract won't be renewed, the team announced on Thursday. The 29-year-old, who scored 23 goals in 71 league games since 2014 for Gamba, was ruled out for ...

/ May 11, 2017

Gamba fined ¥2 million over fans' Nazi banner

The J. League said Thursday it has slapped Gamba Osaka with a ¥2 million ($17,500) fine and issued a severe reprimand after a group of the club's supporters hoisted a banner with a logo resembling a Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) symbol during a match last ...

Albirex nearing deal to make Lopes manager

/ May 10, 2017

Albirex nearing deal to make Lopes manager

Struggling Albirex Niigata have come to terms on a deal to make Brazilian-born former Japan striker Wagner Lopes their new manager and are finalizing the agreement, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. Lopes was tapped to take the reins after Fumitake Miura, who ...

/ Apr 27, 2017

AFC charges Frontale with discrimination

The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday charged Kawasaki Frontale with discrimination after their fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a midweek Asian Champions League match in South Korea. According to article 58.3 of the AFC's disciplinary and ethics code, a team would face ...

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

/ Apr 16, 2017

Kurata rescues point for Gamba in Osaka derby

Shu Kurata's stoppage-time equalizer earned Gamba a 2-2 draw with Cerezo on Sunday in their first Osaka derby in three seasons in the J. League. Kurata's late heroics spoiled the day for Cerezo striker Kenyu Sugimoto, who hit a brace for the hosts at Nagai ...