Kashima fail to reach ACL group stage, FC Tokyo qualify

Soccer Jan 29, 2020

Kashima fail to reach ACL group stage, FC Tokyo qualify

Melbourne Victory denied Kashima Antlers a place in the Asian Champions League group stage on Tuesday, upsetting the J. League club 1-0 in a playoff. With the loss, the 2018 ACL champions earned the unwanted distinction of being the first J. League side to fail ...

Attacker Serginho to leave Antlers for Chinese club

Soccer / J. League Jan 25, 2020

Attacker Serginho to leave Antlers for Chinese club

Attacking midfielder Serginho will leave the Kashima Antlers for Chinese second-division side Changchun Yatai, the J. League club said Saturday. The 24-year-old Brazilian, who also played as a second striker, joined Kashima midway through the 2018 season. He helped them capture their first Asian Champions League ...

Antlers sign Japan U-23 defender Daiki Sugioka

Soccer / J. League Jan 3, 2020

Antlers sign Japan U-23 defender Daiki Sugioka

The Kashima Antlers have acquired defender Daiki Sugioka from Shonan Bellmare, the J. League team announced on Friday. The 21-year-old is among a handful of new defensive players joining the Antlers, who named Brazilian Antonio Carlos Zago as manager on Thursday, a day after their ...

Antlers hand coaching reins to Brazilian Zago

Soccer / J. League Jan 2, 2020

Antlers hand coaching reins to Brazilian Zago

The Kashima Antlers on Thursday announced Brazilian Antonio Carlos Zago will be the club's new manager. The 50-year-old Zago, who played in the J. League for Kashiwa Reysol in 1996 and 1997, takes over from Go Oiwa, who stepped down after the Antlers' 2-0 loss ...

Vissel Kobe, Kashima Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Soccer Dec 21, 2019

Vissel Kobe, Kashima Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Andres Iniesta scored one goal and helped set up another as Vissel Kobe advanced to the Emperor's Cup final with a 3-1 win over Shimizu S-Pulse on Saturday. The star-studded J. League club will christen the new National Stadium in Tokyo on New Year's Day ...

Frontale triumph over Antlers to keep slim title hopes alive

Soccer / J. League Nov 9, 2019

Frontale triumph over Antlers to keep slim title hopes alive

Kawasaki Frontale clung to the slimmest hopes of a third straight J. League crown Saturday, handing the Kashima Antlers a 2-0 defeat that dented the eight-time champions' own title aspirations. Former Antlers defender Kazuya Yamamura and Tatsuya Hasegawa scored against the momentum in the second ...

Antlers strengthen hold on first place by beating Reds

Soccer / J. League Nov 1, 2019

Antlers strengthen hold on first place by beating Reds

The Kashima Antlers strengthened their title bid by beating Urawa Reds 1-0 on Friday, with Serginho poaching the winner shortly after entering as a second-half substitute. The grudge match at Kashima Stadium saw the two longtime rivals and recent Asian Champions League winners do battle ...