Nagoya Grampus' Kazuya Miyahara tests positive for coronavirus

Soccer / J. League Jul 25, 2020

Nagoya Grampus' Kazuya Miyahara tests positive for coronavirus

Nagoya Grampus defender Kazuya Miyahara has become the first player to test positive for the novel coronavirus since Japan's professional soccer league resumed its season late last month, the J. League first division team said Saturday. The 24-year-old Miyahara, who played in 31 league matches ...

Grampus goalkeeper Mitch Langerak tests positive for coronavirus

J. League Jun 8, 2020

Grampus goalkeeper Mitch Langerak tests positive for coronavirus

Nagoya Grampus goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak was found to be carrying the novel coronavirus, days after another player of the J. League first-division team tested positive earlier this month, the club said Sunday. Langerak, an Australia international, has been admitted to an Aichi Prefecture hospital although ...

Grampus to disinfect facilities after player contracts virus

J. League Jun 7, 2020

Grampus to disinfect facilities after player contracts virus

Nagoya Grampus will disinfect club facilities this week under the guidance of a public health office after one of their players tested positive for the new coronavirus, the J. League first-division side said Saturday. The disinfection, to be carried out Monday, is aimed at preventing ...

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 Sep 21, 2019

Grampus boss Yahiro Kazama to resign: sources

Yahiro Kazama will step down as manager of relegation-threatened Nagoya Grampus, sources said late Friday evening. The 57-year-old Kazama had been in charge of the J. League first-division club since 2017 and helped it return to the top flight last year. But Grampus finished just outside ...

Frontale punch ticket for Levain Cup semifinals

Soccer / J. League Sep 8, 2019

Frontale punch ticket for Levain Cup semifinals

Kawasaki Frontale booked their place in the Levain Cup semifinals Sunday with a 4-2 aggregate win over Nagoya Grampus in their quarterfinal tie. Frontale will be joined in the penultimate stage of the league cup competition by Kashima Antlers, Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo, following ...