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Urawa narrowly survives scare from Tokushima in Nabisco Cup
The Japan Times
SAITAMA – Urawa Reds barely avoided what would've been the embarrassment of the season as Mihailo Petrovic's men came back in the nick of time to defeat Tokushima Vortis 4-3 in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Mizuki Hamada's stoppage-time header ...
The History of Japan's International Soccer Team
Nippon.com
The Japanese men's soccer team is all geared up for this summer's World Cup in Brazil, the nation's fifth consecutive appearance at a World Cup finals. But although Japan is ... This was followed two years later by the launch of the 10-team J. League ...
Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 50
New York Times
Diego Forlán, right, playing for Cerezo Osaka in a J-League match last weekend. On Wednesday ... In his professional career, Diego Forlán has scored a lot of goals in a lot of different places: Argentina, England, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Japan. On ...
Arnold out at Vegalta after six J. League games
The Japan Times
Assistant Susumu Watanabe has replaced former Australia coach Arnold, whose side was winless in eight league and league cup games combined in the World Cup year. “Yesterday, we spoke at length with coach Arnold,” team president Yoichi Shirahata ...
Shimizu forward Nagasawa to undergo knee surgery
The Japan Times
The 25-year-old Nagasawa has three goals in eight league games this season and two more in the Nabisco Cup. Nagasawa snapped the ACL in his right knee during Saturday's 4-0 victory over Tokushima Vortis. S-Pulse are currently sixth in the league with ...
J-League Move Won't Affect Uruguay at World Cup, Says Forlan
Soccerly
Uruguay striker Diego Forlan insisted Sunday his move to Japan's J-League will not harm his chances of making an impact at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. Forlan, voted best player at the 2010 World Cup where he was also joint-top scorer on five ...
Diego Forlan ends Shandong's bid as Beijing Guoan also crash out
South China Morning Post
Uruguay World Cup star Diego Forlan scored the goal that denied Chinese Super League runners-up Shandong Luneng a place in the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League as the former Manchester United forward earned Japan's Cerezo Osaka ... The Osaka ...
Sanfrecce fail to reclaim top spot after Albirex stalemate
The Japan Times
NIIGATA – Sanfrecce Hiroshima missed their chance to reclaim the top spot in the J. League after the reigning champions were held to a 0-0 draw away to Albirex Niigata on Sunday. Niigata, which stunned Kashima Antlers 2-1 away last week, had the better ...
Urawa beats Omiya as home fans return
The Japan Times
SAITAMA – Out-of-favor Japan international Tadanari Lee scored his first goal in Urawa colors as Reds welcomed back their supporters with a 2-1 victory over derby rivals Omiya Ardija in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Winter signing Lee netted midway ...
Japan ready to take over Qatar World Cup
The Malay Mail Online
Australia's Harry Kewell (left) jumps over Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima during their 2011 Asian Cup final soccer match at Khalifa stadium in Doha in this January 29, 2011 file photo. — Reuters picTOKYO, March 31 — Japan is ready to ... “Japanese ...

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