JFA suspends Emperor's Cup ticket sales over coronavirus

Soccer Dec 25, 2020

JFA suspends Emperor's Cup ticket sales over coronavirus

The Japan Football Association decided Thursday to halt general ticket sales for the Emperor's Cup and national high school championships after the government re-tightened entry limits for large-scale events in response to rising coronavirus infection numbers. Tickets already sold for the Emperor's Cup semifinals on ...

JFA to seek coronavirus quarantine exemption for soccer players

Soccer Nov 12, 2020

JFA to seek coronavirus quarantine exemption for soccer players

Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima said Wednesday he will ask the government to relax coronavirus quarantine measures for players returning to the country from overseas. The government currently requires Japanese citizens entering the country from abroad to undergo a 14-day quarantine period aimed at ...

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 ...