Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Defending champions Kashima Antlers exited the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 1-1 home draw against China's Guangzhou Evergrande. The teams had played to a scoreless draw in the first leg and Guangzhou advanced to the semifinals on away goals. Needing to win at ...

Antlers crush S-Pulse to stay close behind FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Sep 2, 2019

Antlers crush S-Pulse to stay close behind FC Tokyo

Kashima Antlers sharpened their scoring touch on Sunday after failing to score in last week's Asian Champions League match with a 4-0 win over Shimizu S-Pulse in the J. League first division. Serginho set up a pair of first-half goals, while Ayase Ueda scored a ...

Antlers leave Guangzhou with scoreless draw

Soccer Aug 29, 2019

Antlers leave Guangzhou with scoreless draw

The Kashima Antlers kicked off their Asian Champions League quarterfinal tie with a 0-0 draw in hot and humid conditions against Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday. Antlers, the 2018 champions, were playing Guangzhou for the fifth time in the ACL, and it was the first time ...

E-commerce firm Mercari buys J.League's Kashima Antlers

Business / Corporate Jul 31, 2019

E-commerce firm Mercari buys J.League's Kashima Antlers

E-commerce firm Mercari Inc. announced Tuesday it has bought a controlling stake in the first-division Kashima Antlers soccer club, the most successful team in J. League history. Mercari will acquire a 61.6 percent stake in Kashima Antlers F.C. Co., which operates the club, from Nippon ...

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Soccer Jul 16, 2019

Barcelona signs Antlers striker Hiroki Abe

Barcelona on Monday announced the signing of striker Hiroki Abe on a transfer from the J. League's Kashima Antlers. Abe signed a four-year deal after Barcelona paid €1.1 million (about ¥134 million) for the 20-year-old, and will begin his overseas career as a Barca ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 12, 2019

Antlers agree to transfer Hiroki Abe to Barcelona

The Kashima Antlers have agreed to transfer attacker Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the J. League team announced Friday. The 20-year-old, who made his senior Japan debut at the recent Copa America, will join the Spanish powerhouse pending a medical. A skillful dribbler with strong attacking instincts, ...

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Soccer Jul 2, 2019

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Defending champion Kashima Antlers face a tough showdown in the Asian Champions League quarterfinals after being drawn Tuesday against Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande, two-time winners of the competition. Urawa Reds, champions in 2007 and 2017, will take on Shanghai SIPG, who have never made it ...