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J League
J1 League mid-point review
08:00 Sunday 24th June 2018

With the J.League's top tier currently on hold for the World Cup. there's no better time to step back and analyze the fine football radiating from the land of the rising sun.  With 15 out of 34 matchdays already taken place, the…

Rest Of The World
Cerezo Host Gamba In First Osaka Derby In Three Years
10:00 Friday 14th April 2017

Osaka is second only to Tokyo as Japan's largest metropolitan area. It's only fitting the city should have a derby rivaling Madrid, Manchester, or Milan's. Yet, this weekend will mark the first competitive meeting between Cereza and Gamba Osaka…

Match Reports
J.League - Vissel Stay Top, classic ends in stalemate and Ardija continue their winless run
13:30 Thursday 23rd March 2017

The fourth week of the J.League continued the thick and fast pace of football; as all the teams were in action again this round; which included the Japanese classic between Gamba Osaka and Urawa Red Diamonds. Early StartThe standardised 5 am…

Champions League
How will the Japanese clubs fair in the Asian Champions League?
14:00 Thursday 16th February 2017

The J.League are one of the most represented associations in the Asian Champions League with a team in every western region group. Although a Japanese side hasn't won the continental title in nine years since Gamba Osaka won it back in 2008,…

J League
David and Goliath: The 2016 J.League Cup Final
18:00 Friday 14th October 2016

The Japanese domestic season is down to the business end and this years' first trophy is going to be awarded in just a matter of hours. The Saitama Stadium 2002 will be rocking as Urawa Red Diamonds take on last year's finalists, Gamba Osaka.…

Rest Of The World
The J.League Cup Preview
16:12 Saturday 3rd September 2016

The quarter-finals of the J.League Cup (for sponsorship reasons, known as the Nabisco cup), are underway as the first leg ties were played mid-week. No team one by more than one goal, so all of the aggregates are tightly poised for the second…

J League
J.League Second Stage, Match Day Nine Preview
12:16 Thursday 18th August 2016

Japanese football fans, assemble! There is only nine matches left in the second stage and there's still lots to play for with teams trying to get into the Championship stage and whilst others are merely trying to stay in the top flight. This…

J League
J.League Second Stage, matchday seven preview
11:59 Friday 5th August 2016

It's almost the weekend again and that's right, another round of J.League action is upon us. Kawasaki Frontale and Urawa Red Diamonds lead the pack with Sagan Tosu just behind. Things are also heating up at the bottom of the league as plenty…

Rest Of The World
J.League Second Stage, Matchday Six Preview
13:23 Thursday 28th July 2016

The J.League Second Stage is picking up the pace and the sixth round provides an interesting collection of matches. The top three teams in the second stage table all face teams currently fighting against relegation – sure they haven't been…

J League
J.League Second Stage, Match Day Five Preview
17:38 Thursday 21st July 2016

The dust has just about settled on last weekend's enthralling end-to-end games, although the table hasn't shifted much as only three of the nine games produced winners, the six others ended in stalemate. Yokohama FM now tops the table thanks…

Match Preview
J.League Second Stage, Matchday Four Preview.
16:51 Friday 15th July 2016

The top-tier of Japanese football resumes its second stage action on Sunday after its first mid-week games took place just a few nights back. Kawasaki Frontale, Yokohama FM and Urawa Red Diamonds lead the pack as they've all assessed nine points…

The Weird And The Wonderful
Five reasons why you should definitely check out Japanese football
12:18 Thursday 14th July 2016

Don't starve yourself of football between now and the start of the domestic European leagues, watch one of Asia's finest football leagues, the top flight of Japan – the J1 League. It's open, improving (at dramatic pace) and generally full of…