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J League: Cerezo Osaka Match Begins With Monkey In Football Kit Politely Handing Ball Over To Referee (Video)

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You can always trust the J League to deliver when it comes to unfettered weirdness on a football pitch, and Sunday's crunch tie between Cerezo Osaka and Vissel Kobe was no exception.

The match itself was nothing out of the ordinary, with Osaka registering a straightforward 3-1 victory over Lukas Podolski's lot.

Richmond Kicker Nozomi Hiroyama to Retire

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Former J. League and Japanese National Team Midfielder Ends Career in Richmond


RICHMOND, VA – (Friday, August 31, 2012) – Richmond Kickers midfielder, Nozomi Hiroyama, officially announced his retirement from professional soccer Thursday.
"I am pleased to have the opportunity to finish my career in Richmond," commented Hiroyama.

How will the Manchester United brand transform Kagawa?

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from London

Manchester United aren't just a successful football club. From a wider perspective, they've sculpted themselves into a global brand since the 90s, equipped with an enviable, astronomically large fan base. According to Forbes, they're listed as one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world.

The Kagawa Kid – Facts and Videos You Won’t Have Seen

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1. Shinji Kagawa 香川真司 means "true ruler" in Japanese.
2. He was born in Kobe on March 17th and turns 24-years-old this season.
3. He will be the 11th smallest player in the Premier League, two inches taller than Shaun Wright-Phillips, one inch taller than Jermaine Defoe and the same height as Juan Mata.

Ready to rock: J. League 2012 set for kick-off

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The 2012 J. League first division kicks off on March 10.

The fixture list has conjured a number of notable clashes, as Gamba Osaka welcome big-spending neighbours Vissel Kobe to Banpaku, Nagoya Grampus host Tokai rivals Shimizu S-Pulse at Toyota Stadium and Omiya Ardija entertain local rivals FC Tokyo at Omiya Park.

Cerezo Osaka Mizuno 2012 Home and Away Kits

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Currently campaigning in the J. League Division 1 (J1), Cerezo Osaka (セレッソ大阪) is a Japanese soccer team based in the city of Osaka. The team had finished in the top five...

Those Damn Snipers In Asia

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In a not entirely limited example, diving in the J. League seems, shall we say, less than one might find in Cristiano Ronaldo's house the major European leagues (though this is a continental game in Asia, not the J. League).

Of course when they go, they go all the way, apparently. Ryuji Bando of Cerezo Osaka can be thankful his career is in the latter stages at 32, as this will follow him around for a very, very long time.

Korean Keeper Left With Egg on His Face

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Korean goalkeeper Jin Hyeon Kim was left with egg on his face when Kashima Antlers and Cerezo Osaka faced off in the Japanese J-League at the weekend, when the Antlers striker Yuzo Tashiro robbed the keeper of the ball for the equaliser before adding a second to give his side a 3-1 win.

Yokohama F. Marinos lead the way in the J. League

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Umbrella sellers are no doubt doing a brisk trade in Yokohama as Kanagawa giants Yokohama F. Marinos lead the way in the J. League standings.
F. Marinos fans are known for their colourful support and it's a common sight to see the Tricolore run out against a backdrop of twirling umbrellas at their cavernous Nissan Stadium home.

AFC: South Koreans dominate last eight field in Champions League (+video)

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The Round of 16 in the 2011 AFC Champions League was completed over the last two days.

South Korea remains the strongest nation in the competition with three clubs representing the K-League in the quarter-final stages. K-League title holders FC Seoul defeated record Japanese champions Kashima Antlers by three goals to nil with goals from Hwan, Dejan Damjanović and Ko sealing their passage through to the last eight.

J. League picks up the pieces after quake

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Five weeks after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread destruction in Japan's northern Miyagi Prefecture, the J. League finally resumes with five Round 7 games taking place on April 23.

Foremost among them is the clash between Kawasaki Frontale and Vegalta Sendai, with Sendai the city closest to the epicentre of the earth-shattering quake which struck on March 11.

Kickers sign Japanese international Nozomi Hiroyama

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RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, March 16, 2011) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the signing of Japanese international Nozomi Hiroyama for the 2011 season, pending USSF and Visa approval.


"We are delighted Hiro has agreed to join the Kickers as he has exceptional quality and an extensive international experience," comments Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Head Coach and Director of Soccer.

J League Results March 6 2011

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Saturday 5 March

Last season's champions Nagoya Grampus kicked off the new J. League season with a 1-1 draw against Yokohama F Marinos in front of 27,153 spectators at Toyota Stadium. Gamba Osaka won the Osaka derby 2-1 against last season's surprise package Cerezo, while Kashima Antlers were held to a surprise home draw.

Ready for kick-off in the 2011 J. League

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The 2011 J. League kicks off on March 5, and it looks set to be another bumper season.
A handful of marquee match-ups dominate the opening day, including the Osaka derby between Gamba and Cerezo and a regional showdown between promoted Ventforet Kofu and Jubilo Iwata.
Defending champions Nagoya Grampus kick off their campaign with a tricky home fixture against Yokohama F.

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Cerezo Osaka lift J-League Cup

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s Cerezo Osaka celebrated their first-ever domestic title after a 2-0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the J-League Cup final on Saturday.

Japan striker Kenyu Sugimoto stunned Kawasaki with a clinical finish after just 47 seconds before Brazilian midfielder Souza put the result beyond doubt deep into injury time in Saitama.

Cerezo Osaka lift J-League Cup

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Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s Cerezo Osaka celebrated their first-ever domestic title after a 2-0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the J-League Cup final on Saturday.

Japan striker Kenyu Sugimoto stunned Kawasaki with a clinical finish after just 47 seconds before Brazilian midfielder Souza put the result beyond doubt deep into injury time in Saitama.

Japanese J. League

Cerezo Osaka 2016 PUMA Home and Away Kits

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Now in the second year of their technical partnership with PUMA Japan, Cerezo Osaka have [...]

Cerezo Osaka 2015 PUMA Home and Away Kits

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Cerozo Osaka ended their twenty year association with Mizuno at the end of the Japanese [...]

Cerezo Osaka 2014 Mizuno Home Kit

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Cerezo Osaka has become the first Japanese J. League Division 1 (J1) club to unveil [...]

Cerezo Osaka 2013 Mizuno Home and Away Kits

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Japanese J. League Division 1 (J1), Cerezo Osaka unveiled its 2013 home and away kits [...]

Videos

Diego Forlan Score’s 40 Yard Lob on J-League Debut

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Diego Forlan shows he still has an eye for goal with this stunning 40 yard lob on his Cerezo Osaka debut in the J-League having joined the Japanese side in the January transfer window.

Video: Cerezo Osaka 2-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw in today's pre-season friendly against Cerezo Osaka. A defensive howler from the returning Chris Smalling handed the Japanese side the lead. Local hero Shinji Kagawa grabbed an equaliser before Takuma Minamino restored Osaka's advantage. United appeared to be heading for defeat until new boy Wilfried Zaha scored [.

Video: Man Utd defender Chris Smalling gifts a goal to Cerezo Osaka

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Chris Smalling has only just linked up with Manchester United's pre-season tour after spending time recovering from the injury that forced him to miss the final six weeks of last season. Right now, they're probably wishing he'd stayed away for another day or two. In his first pre-season outing, the centre-back handed the opening goal [.

[VIDEO] Worst Dive of 2011 Probably Goes to Ryuji Bando of Cerezo Osaka

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Until there is a serious crackdown on diving in professional and international soccer, we'll probably being seeing dives even more horrific than this one by Ryuji Bando in a recent AFC match between Cerezo Osaka v Jeonbuk FC. While all sports have a certain level of gamesmanship, a certain level of crossing the lines, the fact that players in club football, like Bando, think there is something to be gained if they take such a blatant, horrible dive is evidence enough that football officials need to crackdown and issue stiffer penalties for diving.

[VIDEO] Worst Dive of 2011 Probably Goes to Ryuji Bando of Cerezo Osaka

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Until there is a serious crackdown on diving in professional and international soccer, we'll probably being seeing dives even more horrific than this one by Ryuji Bando in a recent AFC match between Cerezo Osaka v Jeonbuk FC. While all sports have a certain level of gamesmanship, a certain level of crossing the lines, the fact that players in club football, like Bando, think there is something to be gained if they take such a blatant, horrible dive is evidence enough that football officials need to crackdown and issue stiffer penalties for diving.

Video: Japan’s answer to Dion Dublin scores cheeky goal

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He's behind you Cerezo Osaka goalkeeper Kim can take heart from the fact that a very similar incident didn't do Shay Given's harm in the long-term. In that incident, Dion Dublin's played the role of the sneaky striker intent on humiliating the goalkeeper. On this occasion, Kashima Antlers forward Yuzo Tashiro was the goalscorer/pantomime video.

Manchester United

Cerezo Osaka vs Man Utd: Draw salvaged by Zaha

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The latest tour opposition arrived in the form of Cerezo Osaka, a perfectly capable team from the J-League. It's rather warm over in Japan at the moment and the heat must certainly be helping Utd's fitness, if not their performance levels. Nevertheless, despite scraping a 2-2 draw against Osaka and being outplayed a lot of the time, David Moyes reckons the game featured the best Utd play yet on tour and there were indications that he may be correct in that assessment.

Cerezo Osaka vs Manchester United 2013 Highlights 2-2 Sugimoto Minamino Kagawa Zaha Goals Friendly Video

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David Moyes says attempts to bring Cesc Fabregas to Man Utd are ‘ongoing’

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Manchester United manager David Moyes says the club's efforts to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas are "ongoing". He was speaking at a press conference in Japan ahead of tomorrow's friendly match against Cerezo Osaka. Asked about the latest on the Fabregas deal, he replied: "Things are ongoing.

Liverpool Chase Kagawa

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Liverpool Chase Kagawa

Liverpool are set to battle it out with clubs around Europe for the signature of Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa, according to talkSPORT. The Japanese youngster has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting playmakers in Europe this has resulted in many top clubs declaring their interest in the Japanese star.

Gamba Osaka

Asia: Title showdowns bring tension in Japan and Korea

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To coin a well-known footballing phrase, it's squeaky bum time in two of Asia's biggest leagues.

In Japan the title will go down to a last day showdown with any one from Kashiwa Reysol, Nagoya Grampus Eight and Gamba Osaka all capable of winning the championship. Kashiwa currently hold the advantage of topping the table with 69 points from 33 games whilst Nagoya and Osaka trail the leaders by just one and two points respectively with one round of matches to be played next weekend.

Definidos os confrontos das quartas de final da LC da Ásia

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Postado em 7/6/2011 Ã s 12:02 por Equipe Trivela.com


No sorteio das quartas de final da Liga dos Campeões da Ásia, realizado nesta terça-feira, destaque para o confronto entre o Jeonbuk Motors, da Coreia do Sul, e o Cerezo Osaka, do Japão.

O Jeonbuk eliminou o Tianjin Teda, da China, nas oitavas de final com uma vitória por 3 a 0, enquanto o Cerezo Osaka, do técnico brasileiro Levir Culpi, superou o rival Gamba Osaka, vencendo por 1 a 0.

AFC Champions League

AFC: South Korean clubs winless as Champions League resumes

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The 2011 AFC Asian Champions League has reached the quarter-final stages with the first legs taking place today. As has been the case in recent years South Korean clubs feature prominently in the last eight of the competition with FC Seoul, Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors involved this time.

Where's The Famous Aremania?

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They won the league last year with a spectacular 5-1 victory at the Bung Karno Stadium in front of 45,000 of their travelling supporters. They have been frquently crowned best supporters in the country. But now, when things ain't going so well what has happened to the famous Aremania? Check out their recent attendances with the most home games at the top.

AFC: Champions and Cup review

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The group stages in the two major Asian club competitions have concluded on Wednesday and there was plenty of tension in the air. The remaining places in the Round of 16 stages of each competition were up for grabs and ensured some dramatic action on Matchday 6.

In the AFC Champions League there was virtually nothing left to play for in the east of the continent as all of the qualifiers from Groups E-H were known before kick-off.

The Rest

Fans Of Japanese Side Cerezo Osaka Unveil The Least Pithy Banner In The History Of Football (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

With their relegation-threatened team languishing second-bottom of the J1 League and losing at home againstKashima Antlers, fans of Cerezo Osaka decided it was time to make their frustration known.

Mid-way through the game, the Osaka fans unfurled a huge banner which displayed what might just go down as the least pithy message in the history of such things.

LIVE BLOG: Cerezo Osaka 2-2 United FT

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"LIVE BLOG: Cerezo Osaka 2-2 United FT" was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

Kagawa Turns Down #7 Shirt

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After returning from Manchester following his medical and contract signing, Shinji Kagawa landed in Tokyo's Narita Airport and confirmed to the Japanese press he had turned down the chance to wear the famous #7 shirt.

"I've just joined the team and haven't accomplished anything yet," Kagawa told journalists.

Yuzo Tashiro hides behind the goalkeeper

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Cerezo Osaka keeper's Jin-Hyeon Kim is taken by surprise.....

Results 03/05

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AFC Champions League
Arema v Cerezo Osaka 0-4 4,000
AFC Cup
Hanoi T&T v Muang Thong United 0-0 2,000Tampines Rovers v Victory 4-0 (Shahdan Sulaiman, Ahmad Latiff, Aleksander Duric 2) 836Persipura v South China 4-2 (Zah Rahan, Boas Solossa 2, Gerald Pangkali;) 15,000Chonburi v East Bengal
Malaysia Super League
Terengganu v PerlisJohor v KelantanNegeri Sembilan v PerakKL v SelangorPahang v Felda UnitedKedah v Sabah