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 Hiroshima 56 17 5 5 42 21 +21
2 Kawasaki Frontale 52 16 4 6 42 20 +22
3 FC Tokyo 43 12 7 8 34 25 +9
4 Kashima Antlers 42 12 6 9 37 34 +3
5 Cerezo Osaka 41 10 11 6 34 30 +4
6 Vegalta Sendai 41 12 5 10 36 38 -2
7 Consadole Sapporo 41 11 8 7 35 38 -3
8 Urawa Reds 38 10 8 9 37 27 +10
9 Vissel Kobe 36 10 6 11 33 35 -2
10 Shimizu S-Pulse 34 10 4 13 38 40 -2
11 Jubilo Iwata 33 8 9 10 29 37 -8
12 Yokohama Marinos 32 9 5 13 45 46 -1
13 Nagoya Grampus 31 9 4 13 43 48 -5
14 Shonan Bellmare 31 8 7 11 31 36 -5
15 Sagan Tosu 30 7 9 11 22 28 -6
16 Kashiwa Reysol 30 9 3 15 33 42 -9
17 Gamba Osaka 30 8 6 13 29 39 -10
18 V.Varen Nagasaki 27 8 3 16 32 48 -16

J2 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 Yamaga 56 16 8 5 42 26 +16
2 Zelvia 53 15 8 5 48 34 +14
3 Trinita 51 15 6 8 50 35 +15
4 YokohamaFC 49 13 10 5 42 32 +10
5 Ardija 47 14 5 10 47 34 +13
6 Verdy 46 12 10 7 39 29 +10
7 Avispa 46 13 7 7 37 27 +10
8 Fagiano 44 12 8 9 31 27 +4
9 Renofa 43 11 10 7 47 46 +1
10 Vortis 41 12 5 12 35 29 +6
11 Montedio 40 11 7 10 34 35 -1
12 Hollyhock 39 11 6 12 34 32 +2
13 TochigiSC 38 10 8 11 29 33 -4
14 Ventforet 37 10 7 12 45 37 +8
15 Zweigen 36 9 9 11 36 37 -1
16 JEF United 35 10 5 14 49 56 -7
17 EhimeFC 33 9 6 14 24 38 -14
18 FC Gifu 32 9 5 15 36 43 -7
19 Albirex 29 8 5 16 30 45 -15
20 Roasso 26 7 5 17 37 55 -18
21 Sanga 25 7 4 17 25 41 -16
22 Kamatamare 24 6 6 16 23 49 -26

J3 Standings

. Team Pts W D L GF GA G.Dif.
1 FCRyukyu 35 10 5 3 35 20 +15
2 Azul Claro 32 9 5 3 19 9 +10
3 KagoshimaU 31 8 7 3 26 17 +9
4 FukushimaU 28 6 10 2 21 18 +3
5 Gainare 27 8 3 7 24 23 +1
6 Gamba U23 26 7 5 6 31 25 +6
7 Thespa 25 7 4 7 18 21 -3
8 Cerezo U23 24 6 6 6 24 23 +1
9 Blaublitz 24 7 3 8 17 16 +1
10 YSCC 23 5 8 5 26 22 +4
11 Sagamihara 23 6 5 6 29 27 +2
12 Grulla 23 7 2 9 22 30 -8
13 Parceiro 22 5 7 6 23 23 0
14 FujiedaMyFC 21 6 3 8 18 22 -4
15 Kataller 20 6 2 10 21 32 -11
16 Giravanz 14 3 5 9 13 27 -14
17 FCTokyo U23 13 3 4 11 18 30 -12