Created: Sunday, 18 March 2018
Written by Matsu

Spring Break

As the J.League takes a break for international contests in Europe, next week, two teams are still undefeated atop the table. And they are probably not the two teams you expected.

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Created: Saturday, 10 March 2018
Written by Matsu

March Madness

After three weeks of action the J.League looks topsy-turvy, as all thepreseason favourites have stumbled out of the starting gate, while rank outsiders are performing above expectations.

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Created: Friday, 02 March 2018
Written by Matsu

 

Not So Good Friday 

 The J.League's introduction of Friday night matches was met with some skepticism, and early returns suggest that the worries are justified.

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Created: Friday, 23 February 2018
Written by Matsu

The Boys are Back in Town

The J.League is back in action, kicking off on Friday evening in Tosu. JSoccer.com will keep you posted on all the action this season, so check in regularly for reports on all the action . . . from the inside!

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Created: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Written by Matsu

 

 Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends

Read more: Xerox Cup 2018

Created: Monday, 20 November 2017
Written by Alan Gibson


J2 Promotion Play-Offs

Preview of the promotion Semi-final matches, to be held on  November 26th

Read more: J2 Playoffs 171121

Created: Friday, 28 July 2017
Written by Michele Tossani

Keisuke Honda Goes South

Japan international Keisuke Honda has signed for Liga MX club Pachuca after his AC Milan exit, becoming the second Japanese to play in Mexican football’s top tier.

With various clubs around the footballing world  touted as interested, it was, unquestionably, a surprising move.
Michele Tossani gives us his view...

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Created: Thursday, 27 July 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

 

F.League: The Second Decade

2017-18 Season Preview

by Our Man on the Court – Steve Harris

Read more: F.League 2017 Preview - from JSoccer Magazine issue 24

Created: Monday, 24 July 2017
Written by Alan Gibson


J2 Defies Expectations

The J.League is notoriously unpredictable, but if J1 pecking order invariably defies expectations, predicting the outcome in the J2 can be an even more mind-bending. This season is no different, with top-tapped teams Nagoya Grampus, Matsumoto Yamaga and JEF United struggling, while the likes of Mito Hollyhock and Fagiano Okayama are bucking for a playoff spot. Alan Gibson runs down the situation at midseason

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Created: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Written by Matsu

Kashima Antlers History - The Buck Stops Here

Ken Matsushima wrote a potted history of Japan's most successful club for JSoccer Magazine issue 23. Here it is reproduced for JSoccer.com. We hope you like it as much as the readers of the magazine did!!

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J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Marinos 70 22 4 8 68 38 +30
2 FCTokyo 64 19 7 8 46 29 +17
3 Antlers 63 18 9 7 54 30 +24
4 Frontale 60 16 12 6 57 34 +23
5 Cerezo 59 18 5 11 39 25 +14
6 Sanfrecce 55 15 10 9 45 29 +16
7 Gamba 47 12 11 11 54 48 +6
8 Vissel 47 14 5 15 61 59 +2
9 Trinita 47 12 11 11 35 35 0
10 Consadole 46 13 7 14 54 49 +5
11 Vegalta 41 12 5 17 38 45 -7
12 S-Pulse 39 11 6 17 45 69 -24
13 Grampus 37 9 10 15 45 50 -5
14 Reds 37 9 10 15 34 50 -16
15 Sagan 36 10 6 18 32 53 -21
16 Bellmare 36 10 6 18 40 63 -23
17 Yamaga 31 6 13 15 21 40 -19
18 Jubilo 31 8 7 19 29 51 -22

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Reysol 84 25 9 8 85 33 +52
2 Yoko FC 79 23 10 9 66 40 +26
4 Vortis 73 21 10 11 67 45 +22
3 Ardija 75 20 15 7 62 40 +22
5 Ventforet 71 20 11 11 64 40 +24
6 Montedio 70 20 10 12 59 40 +19
7 Hollyhock 70 19 13 10 56 37 +19
8 Sanga 68 19 11 12 59 56 +3
9 Fagiano 65 18 11 13 49 47 +2
10 Albirex 62 17 11 14 71 52 +19
11 Zweigen 61 15 16 11 58 46 +12
12 VVaren 56 17 5 20 57 61 -4
13 Verdy 55 14 13 15 59 59 0
14 FCRyukyu 49 13 10 19 57 80 -23
15 Renofa 47 13 8 21 54 70 -16
16 Avispa 44 12 8 22 39 62 -23
17 JEF United 43 10 13 19 46 64 -18
18 Zelvia 43 9 16 17 36 59 -23
19 Ehime FC 42 12 6 24 46 62 -16
20 Tochigi SC 40 8 16 18 33 53 -20
21 Kagoshima 40 11 7 24 41 73 -32
22 FCGifu 30 7 9 26 33 78 -45

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Giravanz 66 19 9 6 51 27 +24
2 Thespa 63 18 9 7 59 34 +25
3 Fujieda 63 18 9 7 42 31 +11
4 Kataller 58 16 10 8 54 31 23
5 Roasso 57 16 9 9 45 39 +6
6 Cerezo U23 52 16 4 14 49 56 -7
7 Gainare 50 14 8 12 49 59 -10
8 Blaublitz 49 13 10 11 45 35 +10
9 Parceiro 49 13 10 11 35 34 +1
10 Vanuraure 48 14 6 14 49 42 +7
11 Fukushima 43 13 4 17 45 53 -8
12 AzulClaro 39 11 6 17 35 43 -8
13 YSCC 39 12 3 19 53 65 -12
14 Kamatamare 39 10 9 15 33 49 -16
15 Sagamihara 38 10 8 16 36 45 -9
16 FCTokyo U23 36 9 9 16 43 52 -9
17 Gamba U23 35 9 8 17 54 55 -1
18 Grulla 26 7 5 22 36 63 -27