JFA approves 115 loans for clubs threatened by pandemic

Soccer May 22, 2020

JFA approves 115 loans for clubs threatened by pandemic

The Japan Football Association has approved loans totaling ¥210 million ($1.9 million) to 115 financially strapped soccer clubs, it announced Thursday. Funds for the first 71 loans, part of a program to keep teams going during the new coronavirus pandemic, have already been transferred after ...

COVID-19 strikes Japanese soccer

Soccer | From the Spot Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 strikes Japanese soccer

by Dan Orlowitz

Since late February, Japanese soccer's professional and amateur competitions have shut down in an attempt to protect players, coaches and fans from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has forced the cancellation of major sporting events around the world. On Tuesday, a wrench was thrown into ...

Soccer Feb 23, 2020

South Africa pulls out of Japan U-23 friendly over virus concerns

South Africa has canceled a men's under-23 friendly against Japan over concerns about the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Japan Football Association revealed Sunday. According to the JFA's technical director, Takashi Sekizuka, the South African Football Association has sent a letter of its intent to withdraw. ...