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

Read more: Japan Senegal 180625

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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Created: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Written by Matsu

Why Japan will Win the World Cup

I know . . . . youre staring at that headline trying to figure out what on earth it means. Well, there's only one way to find out: Read On.

Read more: JapanNT 180531

Created: Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Written by Matsu


C'Etait La Vie!

Frédéric Antonetti Reflects on his Time at Gamba Osaka Back in 1998.

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Created: Monday, 14 May 2018
Written by Matsu

 


Teeraasil and Theerathon
Two Terrific Thai Transfers 

With the current influx of Thai players to the J.League, JSoccer Magazine had a chance to interview a Thai fan about the impact this is having both for Thai players and for the local league. 

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J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Sanfrecce 13 4 1 0 5 1 +4
2 Vegalta 11 3 2 0 5 2 +3
3 Frontale 10 3 1 1 7 2 +5
4 SPulse 8 2 2 1 8 5 +3
5 Reysol 8 2 2 1 7 5 +2
6 Sagan 8 2 2 1 8 7 +1
7 Antlers 8 2 2 1 2 1 +1
8 Grampus 7 2 1 2 6 6 0
9 FCTokyo 7 2 1 2 5 6 -1
10 Marinos 7 2 1 2 4 5 -1
10 Jubilo 7 2 1 2 4 5 -1
12 Cerezo 6 1 3 1 7 8 -1
13 Vissel 5 1 2 2 7 8 -1
14 Bellmare 5 1 2 2 4 5 -1
15 Consadole 5 1 2 2 6 8 -2
16 VVaren 2 0 2 3 5 8 -3
17 Reds 2 0 2 3 4 7 -3
18 Gamba 1 0 1 4 6 11 -5

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