Created: Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Written by Matsu


Sanfrecce Hiroshima Well Placed To Lift J-League Crown In 2018?

The Purple Archers have dropped points in recent play, but still enjoy a five-point cushion at the top of the table.

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Created: Friday, 27 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Fernando Torres and Iniesta Make their J.League Debuts

Two Spanish legends made debuts off the bench, in J.League matches last weekend. Though neither was able to help his team to victory, fans are looking forward to much more, from the recent acquisitions.

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Created: Friday, 27 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Iniesta Flying the Spanish Flag in Japan

Andres Iniesta made his J.League debut on July 22nd, as Vissel Kobe took on Shonan Bellmare. Fans are hoping the Iniesta-Podolski hotline will soon begin producing results.

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Created: Monday, 09 July 2018
Written by Matsu

Look to the Future

The Samurai Blue won the hearts of football lovers worldwide, with their play in Russia 2018. Now the question is: "where do we go from here".

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Created: Monday, 02 July 2018
Written by Matsu

 

The Dream is Over

The Samurai Blue's quest for football's holy grail came to a tearful yet thrilling end, in a game for the ages, won by Belgium on the final play of the contest. The story is cruel, but I would not trade it for all the golden cups in the world.

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Created: Sunday, 01 July 2018
Written by Matsu
 

Our Chief Weapon is Surprise

As the Samurai Blue prepare for a Round-of-16 clash with Belgium, nobody gives them even a shadow of a chance. But Japan has the element of surprise. Surprise and fear . . . and ruthless efficiency . . . and . . .  

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Created: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Written by Matsu

 

The Dream Becomes a Nightmare

The Samurai Blue managed to stumble across the finish line and advance to the knockout round. But it certainly was not pretty to watch.

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Created: Monday, 25 June 2018
Written by Matsu

 

The Second Chapter

The Samurai Blue's quest for football's holy grail continued on Sunday, with a tough tussle against Senegal. The dream continjhes

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Created: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Written by Matsu

 

The Dream Begins

The Samurai Blue began their quest for football's holy grail on Tuesday evening. The dream has just begun

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Created: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Written by Matsu

Maya Yoshida Interview

Maya Yoshida spoke exclusively to JSoccer Magazine after the Japan game against Switzerland... He spoke about his fitness, the difficulties of settling in a new manager so quickly, and his passion for Nagasaki!.

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J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Sanfrecce 41 13 2 2 26 8 18
2 FC Tokyo 34 10 4 3 27 15 12
3 Frontale 33 10 3 4 25 13 12
4 Consadole 27 7 6 4 21 19 2
5 Cerezo 27 7 6 4 21 20 1
6 Vissel 25 7 4 6 24 20 4
7 Antlers 25 7 4 6 23 21 2
8 Vegalta 25 7 4 6 20 26 -6
9 S-Pulse 24 7 3 7 24 22 2
10 Jubilo 23 6 5 6 18 18 0
11 Bellmare 22 6 4 7 21 23 -2
12 Urawa Reds 21 5 6 6 16 15 1
13 F.Marinos 20 5 5 7 33 31 2
14 Reysol 20 6 2 9 21 26 -5
15 V.Varen 17 5 2 10 21 28 -7
16 Gamba 15 4 3 10 15 25 -10
17 Sagan Tosu 14 3 5 9 15 23 -8
18 Grampus 10 2 4 11 15 33 -18

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Fagiano 16 5 1 1 8 2 +6
2 Zelvia 15 4 3 0 11 6 +5
3 Trinita 14 4 2 1 15 7 +8
4 Renofa 14 4 2 1 15 10 +5
5 Verdy 13 3 4 0 9 3 +6
6 Roasso 12 4 0 3 11 11 0
7 Hollyhock 11 3 2 2 9 5 +4
8 Albirex 11 3 2 2 8 6 +2
9 Avispa 11 3 2 2 9 8 +1
10 YokohamaFC 11 3 2 2 7 9 -2
11 Zweigen 9 2 3 2 10 7 +3
12 Vortis 9 3 0 4 7 9 -2
13 Ventforet 8 2 2 3 7 7 0
14 Yamaga 7 1 4 2 9 10 -1
15 JEF United 7 2 1 4 12 14 -2
16 FCGifu 7 2 1 4 11 13 -2
17 Ardija 7 2 1 4 10 12 -2
18 TochigiSC 7 2 1 4 8 15 -7
19 Montedio 6 1 3 3 8 12 -4
20 Sanga 6 1 3 3 6 10 -4
21 EhimeFC 6 2 0 5 5 11 -6
22 Kamatamare 4 1 1 5 5 13 -8

J3 Standings

. Team Pts GP W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Gainare 13 5 4 1 0 11 5 +6
2 AzulClaro 12 4 4 0 0 8 0 +8
3 FCRyukyu 10 5 3 1 1 11 8 +3
4 Gamba U23 10 5 3 1 1 10 8 +2
5 Fukushima 10 5 3 1 1 6 4 +2
6 Cerezo U23 9 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3
7 Blaublitz 6 5 2 0 3 4 4 0
8 Fujieda 6 5 2 0 3 6 9 -3
9 Parceiro 5 4 1 2 1 4 4 0
10 YSCC 5 5 1 2 2 7 8 -1
11 Kagoshima 4 4 1 1 2 5 5 0
12 Grulla 4 5 1 1 3 6 8 -2
13 Giravanz 4 4 1 1 2 4 6 -2
14 Thespa 4 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2
15 Tokyo U23 3 5 1 0 4 4 9 -5
16 Kataller 3 5 1 0 4 6 12 -6
17 Sagamihara 2 4 0 2 2 7 10 -3