Created: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Written by Matsu

The Herd Remains Golden
Red Rhinestones Refuse to Sparkle

Read more: XeroxCup 170218

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.

Read more: Antlers-Atletico 161214

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.

Read more: Antlers-Sundowns 161211

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.

Read more: Playoffs 161123

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

Read more: Vissel-Vegalta 161029

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.

Read more: Japan-Saudi 161115

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".

Read more: Japan-Oz 161012

Created: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Written by Matsu

Japan - Australia

Japan's campaign for the 2018 World Cup sputtered along in unconvincing fashion Tuesday evening, with a 1-1 draw against Australia

Read more: Japan - Australia 161011

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