Created: Monday, 04 January 2021
Written by Alan Gibson

Three Signs That J.League is Growing Worldwide

The J.League has already demonstrated (in matches such as Kashima's 2-2 regular-time draw with Real Madrid in the 2018 Club World Cup) that they can be competitive on the pitch. Now the league is trying to boost its profile worldwide

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Created: Friday, 09 October 2020
Written by Matsu


Dull Day for Samurai Blue

The Samurai Blue played Cameroon to a scoreless draw in Utrecht, on Friday afternoon local time. It was a competent performance, but certainly nothing to stir the pulse.

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Created: Friday, 18 September 2020
Written by Matsu

Cerezo Osaka's 2020 “summer shirt”

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Created: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Written by Matsu

They're Back in Black, and White!

Vissel Kobe brought back their original black-and-white colour scheme with a "Special Summer Uniform", this September. JSoccer.com has a beautiful selection of shots featuring the special-edition uniform. 

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Created: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Written by Matsu

Halfway to the Finish Line

As the JLeague 2020 season approaches the halfway mark (Kawasaki Frontale and three other teams have already played their 17th matchday), the gap between contenders, also-rans and relegation candidates is wider than ever before.

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Created: Wednesday, 19 August 2020
Written by Matsu

Wednesday, Scorching Wednesday

The entire J.League schedule for 2020 is demanding, but this week will be one of the few in which both first and second divisions play three times in nine days. With temperatures lingering in the low to mid-30s at kickoff time, the midweek clashes were torrid affairs, throughout both divisions.

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Created: Sunday, 16 August 2020
Written by Matsu

Kawasaki Revs its Engines

 Kawasaki Frontale moved out to a seven-point lead atop the table, thanks in part to a Coronavirus outbreak in Tosu, which led to the cancellation of Gamba Osaka's match against Tosu on Saturday.

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Created: Monday, 30 November -0001
Written by Alan Gibson

Andres Iniesta and his impact on Japanese football

Now in his third season at Vissel Kobe, Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta is helping to boost the profile of Japanese football, not only in his native country, but worldwide.

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Created: Wednesday, 05 August 2020
Written by Gamba Boy

Anatomy of a Goal!

Takashi Usami delivers the second goal against Vissel Kobe

 

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Created: Wednesday, 05 August 2020
Written by Movi

Vissel Kobe 25th Anniversary Shirt

Vissel Kobe unveil their 25th anniversary official uniform -- modeled by Andres Iniesta

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