J. League may start using VAR in 2020

Soccer / J. League Jul 30, 2019

J. League may start using VAR in 2020

The J. League may speed up its introduction of video reviews for refereeing decisions in first-division games following a proposal at its board meeting on Tuesday. The league had previously targeted 2021 for the debut of the video assistant referee in J1, but the suggestion ...

J. League levels up video

Soccer | From the Spot May 15, 2019

J. League levels up video

by Dan Orlowitz

In the third year of the J. League's decade-long, $2 billion domestic broadcasting deal with DAZN, the league is hitting its digital stride and starting to deliver content on par with some of the world's top competitions. The league's ability to rapidly upload viral clips ...

Soccer / J. League Apr 8, 2017

Support continues for Brazilian club Chapecoense

The J. League said Friday it will continue its charity activities to raise funds for tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and will also invite its youth team to a soccer tournament it hosts in summer. Members of Chapecoense, including the coach and four players who previously ...

Soccer / J. League Aug 24, 2014

Murai to meet Marinos to discuss racist taunts

J. League chairman Mitsuru Murai is expected to meet Monday with Yokohama F. Marinos president Akira Kaetsu over the racist taunting of Kawasaki Frontale striker Renato made by a Marinos fan. The teenage fan, subsequently banned indefinitely by Marinos, was caught waving a banana at ...

Soccer / J. League Mar 12, 2014

J. League chariman calls Urawa banner 'racist'

New J.League chairman Mitsuru Murai said Wednesday that he considered a banner displayed by Urawa Reds fans on Saturday to be racist. Regarding the banner at Reds' home game against first-division rivals Sagan Tosu that read, "Japanese only," Murai said, "I recognize it as a ...

Murai presented as next J. League chairman

Soccer / J. League Jan 17, 2014

Murai presented as next J. League chairman

Mitsuru Murai, who is set to be approved as the J. League's next chairman on Jan. 31, said Friday the league has come to a "huge turning point." "The league is at a huge turning point, but I will accept the challenge and do whatever ...