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Antlers easily down Jets as Sanfrecce need penalties to beat Chiangrai

Soccer Feb 19, 2019

Antlers easily down Jets as Sanfrecce need penalties to beat Chiangrai

Kashima Antlers will have the chance to defend their Asian Champions League title after qualifying for the continental club tournament with a 4-1 demolition of Australian side Newcastle Jets on Tuesday. Brazilian forward Serginho scored a second-half brace in the ACL playoff at Kashima Stadium ...

Soccer Jan 5, 2019

Toulouse signs defender Gen Shoji

French Lige 1 club Toulouse said Friday it has signed Japan international Gen Shoji for an undisclosed sum until June 2022. The central defender who helped Japan reach the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup joins Tolouse from J. League champion Kashima Antlers. According to ...

Former Japan midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara retires

Soccer / J. League Dec 27, 2018

Former Japan midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara retires

Kashima Antlers midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara is retiring, the team announced Thursday. "I am very happy and honored that I played until now with such a wonderful team and can close my career as a soccer player with the Kashima Antlers," Ogasawara said in a ...

Real Madrid cruises to Club World Cup title

Soccer Dec 23, 2018

Real Madrid cruises to Club World Cup title

Luka Modric scored one goal and set up another in leading Real Madrid to the Club World Cup title by easing past host side Al Ain 4-1 on Saturday. Prior to the final, Kashima Antlers faced River Plate in the third-place game and lost 4-0 ...

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Soccer Nov 21, 2018

Kashima beats Kofu to move into Emperor's Cup semifinals

Recent Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers kept the good times rolling in the Emperor's Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating J. League second-division team Ventforet Kofu 1-0. The win sets up a final-four meeting against Urawa Reds on Dec. 5, with Kashima hoping to add ...

Antlers in control of ACL final

Soccer Nov 3, 2018

Antlers in control of ACL final

by Dan Orlowitz

Kashima Antlers are one step away from long-desired Asian glory after a testy but emphatic 2-0 win over Iran's Persepolis in the first leg of the 2018 AFC Champions League final on Saturday. Former 2002 World Cup venue Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture was as ...