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 ...

B. League needs more marquee players

Basketball / B. League | HOOP SCOOP Nov 12, 2016

B. League needs more marquee players

by Ed Odeven

The B. League is doing a commendable job marketing and promoting itself in its inaugural season. Social media feeds and magazine reports are ever-present aspects of the publicity machine in the early stages of the 2016-17 campaign. What's more, TV highlights and game coverage via ...

Soccer Oct 27, 2015

Zico fails to secure required backing for FIFA presidential bid

Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico revealed he gave up his campaign for the FIFA presidency on Monday after failing to muster the required five association nominations. "I had good response from at least six associations but moves within UEFA swayed ...

Soccer Oct 26, 2015

Zico makes last-ditch bid for FIFA presidency

Brazil soccer legend and former Japan national team coach Zico told Kyodo News in an exclusive interview Monday that he believes his knowledge and experience of the game make him the best man to clean up FIFA. Currently coaching FC Goa in the Indian Super ...

Soccer / More Sports Jun 4, 2015

Zico thinks he's can win FIFA presidency

Brazilian legend and former Japan national team coach Zico believes he is in with a chance of replacing Sepp Blatter after voicing his intention of running for FIFA presidency. "My name is known all over the world and I have a wealth of experience," the ...

Former Japan manager Zico considers running for FIFA presidency

Soccer Jun 3, 2015

Former Japan manager Zico considers running for FIFA presidency

Former Brazil international and former Japan national team coach Zico is considering running for president of FIFA following the shock resignation of Sepp Blatter on Tuesday. "Why not? My life was always in football. A passion exercised with seriousness and respect in Brazil and other ...

Antlers thump Grampus as Zico watches on

Soccer / J. League May 19, 2013

Antlers thump Grampus as Zico watches on

Kashima Antlers swept past Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Saturday in the presence of the club's legendary architect Zico. Yasushi Endo, Atsutaka Nakamura and Yuya Osako scored for Antlers, who are in fourth after seizing the matchup that helped launch the league ...