Soccer / J. League Oct 10, 2013

Teguramori named Japan U-21 national team coach

The Japan Football Association decided at its executive board meeting Thursday to hand Vegalta Sendai manager Makoto Teguramori the task of guiding the men's Under-21 national team to a place at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 45-year-old Teguramori, who will leave Sendai ...

Soccer / J. League May 18, 2013

Striker Wilson to complete suspension this weekend

Vegalta Sendai striker Wilson will serve out the remainder of his two-match ban for Saturday's away game to Yokohama F. Marinos after being sent off in the Asian Champions League, the J. League said Friday. Wilson was handed the ban by the Asian Football Confederation ...

Sendai knocked out of Asian Champions League

Soccer / J. League May 2, 2013

Sendai knocked out of Asian Champions League

Tournament debutants Vegalta Sendai were eliminated from the Asian Champions League on Wednesday after a 2-1 defeat at home to China's Jiangsu Sainty in their final game in Group E. Sendai started the day in the second spot and Naoki Sugai headed them in front, ...

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Soccer / J. League Apr 29, 2013

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Vegalta Sendai and Sagan Tosu shared the points in a stifling 1-1 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Naoyuki Fujita drew first blood for Tosu in the opening half before Sendai striker Shingo Akamine leveled minutes after halftime as the two struggling sides failed ...

Hiroshima faces ACL group elimination

Soccer / J. League Apr 3, 2013

Hiroshima faces ACL group elimination

J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima are in danger of first-round elimination in the Asian Champions League after suffering their third consecutive defeat in a 1-0 loss to South Korea's Pohang Steelers on Tuesday. Bae Chun Suk scored the only goal midway through the opening half ...