2002 World Cup hero Suzuki hangs up boots

Soccer / J. League Dec 7, 2015

2002 World Cup hero Suzuki hangs up boots

Former Japan forward Takayuki Suzuki said he wants go into coaching as he announced his retirement on Monday. "I need to study so I can get my badge," said the 39-year-old Suzuki, who finished his 21-year career with JEF United Chiba in the J. League ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 2, 2015

Ex-Japan striker Suzuki retiring at end of season

Former Japan striker and World Cup goal scorer Takayuki Suzuki will retire at the end of the season, his J. League second-division club JEF United Chiba announced Wednesday. The 39-year-old, who toe-poked an equalizer in a 2-2 draw against Belgium in the 2002 World Cup ...