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J League
Kyoto to Kazan - The J.League players who could be off to the World Cup
13:00 Monday 14th May 2018

Milos Degenek - Australia There are few better examples of a third-culture kid in the J.League. Milos was born in Croatia to Serbian parents; who later moved the family to Sydney, Australia. At youth level, he first represented the Socceroos…

J League
An IRAIW Interview with Quenten Martinus
22:00 Friday 2nd February 2018

The J.League is set to return in just under a month’s time. One very exciting player in the Land of the Rising Sun is Curacao international Quenten Martinus. Martinus first came to my attention when I knew I was moving to Yokohama.…

Other Tournaments
FIFA Club World Cup: Meet the magnificent seven
16:00 Wednesday 6th December 2017

The FIFA Club World Cup is upon us. As usual, seven sides from six different continents will contend for the most prestigious accolade in club football. With the drums set to roll on Wednesday in the city of Al-Ain, the United Arab Emirates,…

J League
J.League 2017 – Just 3 points separates the top 8 teams
19:30 Wednesday 17th May 2017

Eleven weeks into the J.League and so much has happened, the mouth-watering position at the top with just three points separating the top eight! There is, of course, the depths of anguish at the other end with relegation looming already over…

J League
J.League Week 6 – Sanfrecce overcome their winless run
12:27 Tuesday 11th April 2017

This weekend in the Japanese top tier is certainly one to remember. Urawa Red Diamonds with their empathic win, Yamamura coming back to haunt Kashima Antlers and of course Sanfrecce overcoming their winless run against their bitter foes and…

J League
Attack and Defence – Vissel Kobe vs. Urawa Red Diamonds
20:00 Friday 31st March 2017

After a week's break for the international games, the J.League is back four round five – and no game is bigger than the meeting between the league's best attack and the division's best defence in a game which could have real repercussions on…

J League
J.League 2017 Match Day Two continues familiar theme
18:00 Thursday 9th March 2017

Japan's football season, the J.League kicked off last week; seemingly nothing went to the usual plot. This round of fixtures continued along the same theme with a surprising set of results. The weekend's action started with the conventional…

J League
All change as the J.League kicks off
12:30 Monday 27th February 2017

Last weekend the J.League officially kicked off with several captivating games which underline the changes in the league. It's a new year, new season and new system – with a very exciting set of results; as Japan kicks off another campaign.…

Champions League
Western Asia Kicks Off
15:00 Monday 20th February 2017

Asia's continental feast of club football is imminent; both regions kick off on Tuesday. The Western Asia region boasts some of the biggest and best names on the continent. Match day one will be an ample opportunity for all the teams to set…

J League
Urawa’s shot at Redemption: the Japanese Super Cup
12:45 Friday 17th February 2017

Urawa Red Diamonds are likely to still be sore from the last day of last season. They went the distance and were one of the best teams throughout the whole campaign, but lost the title in the endgame via away goals. This winner-take-all curtain…

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,…

Match Reports
Urawa Red Diamonds take one goal advantage into deciding game of J.League season.
09:45 Wednesday 30th November 2016

The J.League's conclusion is a mere few days away. The first leg of the overall final has already taken place, Urawa Red Diamonds won away from home, 1-0, to take a slender lead back to the Saitama. This Wednesday played witness to the first…

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…