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
The Herd Remains Golden
Red Rhinestones Refuse to Sparkle
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?
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.
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.
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”
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.
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
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.
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".