Created: Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Written by Sponsor

 

Overseas Stars Honing Skills for NT Duty

Japan is in a good position to qualify for their sixth consecutive appearance at the World Cup. Vahid Halilhodzic will hope that his stars continue to impress at their respective clubs, remaining sharp for the five remaining qualifying matches coming up in 2017

Read more: Japanese Successes in Europe

Created: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Written by Matsu

The Herd Remains Golden
Red Rhinestones Refuse to Sparkle

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Created: Thursday, 19 January 2017
Written by Alan Gibson

J.League Uniforms for 2017

As always, at this time of the pre-season, JSoccer brings you the 2017 shirts for J1, J2, J3, JFL teams, as they come in.... which one will you be buying? 

Read more: 2017 J1 Uniforms

Created: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Written by Matsu


Kashima Conquers - Part II

Kashima Antlers are through to the FINAL of the FIFA Club World Cup, after a 3-0 defeat of South America's representatives Atletico Nacional. Bet you didn't see THAT coming. And for those of you who never stop dreaming, now you can ponder the possibility of a J.League team being 90 minutes away from the title of best club team in the world.

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Created: Sunday, 11 December 2016
Written by Matsu


Kashima Conquers in Club World Cup

The Kashima Antlers are through to the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup, after a 2-0 defeat of African representatives Mamelodi Sundowns.

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Created: Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Written by Alan Gibson


Renofa Yamaguchi - Exciting Enough to Wake the Dead

Renofa Yamaguchi are gradually climbing the J.League ladder, and are attracting legions of fans as they advance. J.Soccer had a chance to meet with one of the team's more "colorful" fans --“Pajama Zombie Girl” 

Read more: Renofa Fans

Created: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Written by Matsu

How do you Choke a Blue Dolphin?

Trick question. As we learned in the first round of this year's J.League Championship playoffs, Blue Dolphins are so adept at choking, you neednt do anything but stand back and watch.

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Created: Monday, 31 October 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

Vegalta Sendai 3-0 Vissel Kobe

A shorthanded Vissel Kobe saw their hopes of postseason play vanish as overzealous officiating helped Vegalta Sendai secure a solid victory

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Created: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Written by Matsu

 

Japan Enters a New Era

After the solid performance put in by a host of relatively new NT players last week, against Oman, Halilhodzic took a bit of a gamble and benched his star attacking unit of Honda, Okasaki and Kagawa, replacing them with three players who have only two dozen NT caps between them. The result proved that a new era is dawning for the Samurai Blue.

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Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Written by Alan Gibson

Postmortem on Japan - Australia

In the wake of Japan's 1-1 draw with Australia, it is hard to dispute coach Halilhodzic's verdict, that this result was "two points lost, rather than one point gained".

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J1 Standings

 

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Reds 74 23 5 6 61 28 +33
2 Frontale 72 22 6 6 68 39 +29
3 Antlers 59 18 5 11 53 34 +19
4 Gamba 58 17 7 10 53 42 +11
5 Ardija 56 15 11 8 41 36 +5
6 Sanfrecce 55 16 7 11 58 40 +18
7 Vissel 55 16 7 11 56 43 +13
8 Reysol 54 15 9 10 52 44 +8
9 FC Tokyo 52 15 7 12 39 39 0
10 F.Marinos 51 13 12 9 53 38 +15
11 SaganTosu 46 12 10 12 36 37 -1
12 Vegalta 43 13 4 17 39 48 -9
13 Jubilo 36 8 12 14 37 50 -13
14 Ventforet 31 7 10 17 32 58 -26
15 Albirex 30 8 6 20 33 49 -16
16 Grampus 30 7 9 18 38 58 -20
17 Bellmare 27 7 6 21 30 56 -26
18 Avispa 19 4 7 23 26 66 -40

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Consadole 85 25 10 7 65 33 +32
2 S-Pulse 84 25 9 8 85 37 +48
3 Yamaga 84 24 12 6 62 32 +30
4 Cerezo 78 23 9 10 62 46 +16
5 Sanga 69 18 15 9 50 37 +13
6 Fagiano 65 17 14 11 58 44 +14
7 Zelvia 65 18 11 13 53 44 +9
8 Yokohama FC 59 16 11 15 50 51 -1
9 Vortis 57 16 9 17 46 42 +4
10 Ehime FC 56 12 20 10 41 40 +1
11 JEF United 53 13 14 15 52 53 -1
12 Fagiano 53 14 11 17 55 63 -8
13 Hollyhock 48 10 18 14 45 49 -4
14 Montedio 47 11 14 17 43 49 -6
15 V.Varen 47 10 17 15 39 51 -12
16 Roasso 46 12 10 20 38 53 -15
17 Thespakusatsu 45 11 12 19 52 66 -14
18 Verdy 43 10 13 19 43 61 -18
19 Kamatamare 43 10 13 19 43 62 -19
20 FC Gifu 43 12 7 23 47 71 -24
21 Zweigen 39 8 15 19 36 60 -24
22 Giravanz 38 8 14 20 43 64 -21

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Trinita 61 19 4 7 50 24 +26
2 Tochigi SC 59 17 8 5 38 20 +18
3 Parceiro 52 15 7 8 33 22 +11
4 Blaublitz 50 14 8 8 37 26 +11
5 Kagoshima Utd. 50 15 5 10 39 29 +10
6 Kataller 49 13 10 7 37 29 +8
7 Fujieda MyFC 45 14 3 13 48 42 +6
8 FC Ryukyu 44 12 8 10 46 46 0
9 Gamba U-23 38 10 8 12 42 41 +1
10 FCTokyo U-23 36 9 9 12 32 31 +1
11 SC Sagamihara 35 9 8 13 29 46 -17
12 Cerezo U-23 32 8 8 14 38 47 -9
13 Grulla 30 6 12 12 43 47 -4
14 Fukushima Utd. 30 7 9 14 35 44 -9
15 Gainare 30 8 6 16 30 47 -17
16 YSCC 20 5 5 20 15 51 -36