J. League's Sanga handed fine over fan's Nazi-like flag

Soccer Jun 9, 2020

J. League's Sanga handed fine over fan's Nazi-like flag

The J. League said Monday it has issued a ¥1 million ($9,100) fine to second-division team Kyoto Sanga after a club supporter waved a flag with a design that evokes Nazi Germany during a preseason match in February. The supporter waved the flag in question ...

Longtime Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka hangs up his boots

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2019

Longtime Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka hangs up his boots

Marcus Tulio Tanaka, a critical part of Japan's defense, including a stint at one FIFA World Cup, announced his decision to retire on Sunday. "Today I'm ending a 19-year career," the 38-year-old Tanaka told a Tokyo news conference. "I'm overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude." Tanaka, primarily ...

Soccer / J. League Jan 6, 2017

Kyoto Sanga finalize deal with Tulio

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka will join Kyoto Sanga, the J.League second-division side announced Friday. The 35-year-old helped Urawa Reds and Nagoya Grampus win their first and only J1 titles in 2006 and 2010, respectively, and was also an integral part of the ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 20, 2016

Kyoto Sanga set to sign Tulio: source

Former Japan international defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka is close to joining J. League second-division club Kyoto Sanga, a source said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old, who was let go by relegated J1 side Nagoya Grampus in November, has replied positively to Kyoto's offer and the deal ...

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

Soccer Nov 30, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

An aircraft carrying passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading for a regional tournament final crashed in Colombia late Monday, killing 71 people onboard, AP reported Tuesday citing Colombian authorities. Six people were rescued and are receiving treatment at hospitals and elsewhere, while ...

Dramatic winner sends Okayama into promotion playoff final

Soccer / J. League Nov 27, 2016

Dramatic winner sends Okayama into promotion playoff final

Shingo Akamine scored a 92nd-minute winner as Fagiano Okayama defeated Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 on Sunday to reach the J. League promotion playoff final against Cerezo Osaka. Okayama, sixth in the J. League second tier this season, had to win at Matsumoto to maintain its hopes ...

Soccer / J. League Mar 6, 2015

Striker Kurobe announces retirement

Former Japan striker Teruaki Kurobe announced his retirement on his official website on Friday, his 37th birthday. "I have had the support of many different people over 15 years as a pro and all I can say is that I am grateful to the teachers, ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 16, 2014

Wada expected to replace Kawakatsu as Kyoto Sanga manager

Former Vissel Kobe manager Masahiro Wada is likely to succeed Ryoichi Kawakatsu as manager of second-division club Kyoto Sanga next season, informed sources told Kyodo News on Sunday. Under the 56-year-old Kawakatsu who took the helm during the 2014 season, Kyoto has languished in the ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2013

Kyoto books place in J1 playoff final

by Gus Fielding

Kyoto Sanga got the result they needed to advance to the playoff final for promotion to the J. League first division after a 0-0 draw at home to V-Varen Nagasaki on Sunday. Kyoto, who finished third in J2 this season, only had to avoid defeat ...