osaka

Japan

Club World Cup 2016 Semi Finals

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A rare occurrence for me - two days off! As I hadn't been to Osaka before I thought I would stay locally. The weather wasn't great, cloudy about 8 degrees with a cold wind. So I set off by foot for Osaka Castle.



As I wandered through the streets I noted the shape of the vehicles on the roads, they are increasingly becoming box like.

Club World Cup

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Off to Japan for my 5th Club World Cup and 4th visit to Japan, this time via China - must have been the cheapest flights on the dates I wanted.



So how did the teams get here. Well they won their respective Continental Premier Cup competition and the hosts provided their Championship winner.

Japan’s Coach Under Pressure After Defeat

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Japan's shock 3-0 defeat to a second-string Serbia side has put coach Takeshi Okada under fire only two months ahead of the World Cup in South Africa. Home supporters booed and threw paper cups onto the pitch after the friendly in Osaka on Wednesday, where Okada had aimed to test domestic ...

J League

J-League Talent Production Line

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It's becoming somewhat of a ritual, as a new transfer window opens the latest young talent to come off the J.League production line make the now inevitable move to Europe.

The list is almost endless, but with the growing stature of Japanese players in Europe, and the growing desire for players to move abroad, it does create its own issues.

Main Report: The Japanese J League – the Run In

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The European leagues are about a third of the way through their seasons and the Champions League is in the middle of the group stages, but what about elsewhere in the world?

Bayerns Japaner Usami geizt nicht mit Worten

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Anfang der Woche trat Bayerns japanischer Neuzugang Takashi Usami zum ersten Mal in Deutschland vor die Presse. Unter großem Medienandrang – ungefähr 20 Journalisten waren extra aus Japan angereist – begann damit die Präsentation des 19-jährigen Talentes. Seine Gäste empfing der Mittelfeldspieler mit den Worten: "Servus, mein Name ist Takashi Usami.

Urawa Reds in trouble as J. League nears halfway point

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The nightmare continues for Saitama giants Urawa Reds after they were held to a scoreless draw away at fellow strugglers Montedio Yamagata overnight.
The Reds have recorded three straight draws since beating bottom club Avispa Fukuoka in June, leaving coach Zeljko Petrovic's side languishing in fifteenth.

Vuelve la Japan League.

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23.04.2011 - La vida (y el fútbol) de Japón no volvió a ser la misma después del 11 de marzo. Días y noches de intemperie, escombros, rescates, fuego, desaparecidos...
Entonces el tsunami que arrasó Sendai (región de Tohoku y Kanto) marcó el transcurrir como el peor desastre natural en la historia del país y el mundo entero lo observó.

J. League Results 27-28 March 2010

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Sunday 28 March

Gamba Osaka 2 Vegalta Sendai 2
Omiya Ardija 0 FC Tokyo 2

Saturday 27 March

Cerezo Osaka 2 Urawa Reds 3
Jubilo Iwata 2 Kyoto Sanga 3
Kawasaki Frontale 0 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
Kashima Antlers 3 Montedio Yamagata 1
Shonan Bellmare 2 Albirex Niigata 0
Vissel Kobe 1 Yokohama F Marinos 1

J.

J-League Results August 23

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Sunday August 23

Gamba Osaka 2 Nagoya Grampus 3
Kashima Antlers 3 FC Tokyo 1
Kawasaki Frontale 2 Montedio Yamagata 0

Saturday August 22

Omiya Ardija 1 JEF United Chiba 1
Albirex Niigata 1 Kyoto Sanga 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 5 Jubilo Iwata 1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 Urawa Reds 1
Kashiwa Reysol 1 Yokohama F Marinos 1


Kashima Antlers continue to lead the J-League followed by Kawasaki Frontale and Shimizu S-Pulse.

J-League Results August 16

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Sunday, 16 August

FC Tokyo 0 Yokohama F Marinos 0
Omiya Ardija 1 Jubilo Iwata 1
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Albirex Niigata 1

Saturday, 15 August

Gamba Osaka 1 Urawa Reds 0
Kashima Antlers 1 Oita Trinita 0
Kyoto Sanga 1 Montedio Yamagata 0
JEF United Chiba 0 Kashiwa Reysol 0
Nagoya Grampus 0 Kawasaki Frontale 2
Vissel Kobe 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0


Kashima Antlers lead the J-League followed by Kawasaki Frontale, Albirex Niigata and Urawa Reds.

Inter UK guide to the Copa Suruga

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Having travelled to Japan, Inter are the first Brazilian club to compete in the Suruga Bank Intercontinental Championship (Copa Suruga) since the championship was formed by the Japanese Football Association and CONMEBOL in 2008.

The yearly competition see's the play the J-League Cup winners play the Copa Sudamericana champions.

J-League Results 2 August 2009

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Sunday, 3 August

Kawasaki Frontale 2 FC Tokyo 1
Yokohama F Marinos 3 Kyoto Sanga 0
Albirex Niigata 0 Omiya Ardija 0
Jubilo Iwata 3 JEF United Chiba 2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Kashima Antlers 0
Oita Trinita 2 Nagoya Grampus 1

Saturday, 2 August

Montedio Yamagata 1 Gamba Osaka 1
Urawa Reds 0 Shimizu S-Pulse 1
Kashiwa Reysol 0 Vissel Kobe 1

Kashima Antlers still top the J-League followed Kawasaki Frontale, Albirex Niigata and Urawa Reds.

Yokohama

Manchester United announce 2013 pre-season in Bangkok

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Manchester United announce 2013 pre-season in Bangkok - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will play a pre-season game in Bangkok, Thailand as a part of their 2013 Tour programme, the club has announced.

Manchester United will visit Thailand for the first time in 12 years

The match will be played on the 13th July at the Rajamangala Stadium where the Red Devils will face Singha All Star XI.

Candidatura mundialista Japón 2022.

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Sedes (11): Ibaraki, Kobe, Niigata, Oita, Osaka, Saitama, Sapporo, Shizuoka, Tokio, Toyota y Yokohama. Estadios (13): 12 se renovarán y uno se construirá.Entradas: 3.289.000 Alojamientos: 96.000 habitaciones Presupuesto (Copa Confederaciones 2021 y Mundial 2022): 843,4 millones dólares Experiencia: Mundial 2002 coorganizado con Corea del Sur.

Kagawa

Kagawa al Manchester United

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Manchester United llegó a un acuerdo este martes para la transferencia del mediocampista japonés Shinji Kagawa desde el Borussia Dortmund.
United anunció el acuerdo para obtener los servicios de Kagawa, pero dijo que el jugador de 23 años aún tiene que aprobar un examen médico y obtener un permiso de trabajo en Gran Bretaña.

Jogo 0863/2011 - Elim. Brazil 2014 - Japão 8x0 Tadjiquistão

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 11/10/2011, na cidade de Osaka-JPN, onde jogaram as seleções do Japão (15º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Tadjiquistão (124º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca haviam jogado.

Jogo 0863/2011 - Elim. Brazil 2014 - Japão 8x0 Tadjiquistão

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 11/10/2011, na cidade de Osaka-JPN, onde jogaram as seleções do Japão (15º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Tadjiquistão (124º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca haviam jogado.

Main Listening Report: The Bundesliga and Kagawa

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With the Asia cup being played this month our German correspondent takes a look at the Bundesliga and the impact of one Asian player is having in this big European League.

Main Listening Report: The Bundesliga and Kagawa

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With the Asia cup being played this month our German correspondent takes a look at the Bundesliga and the impact of one Asian player is having in this big European League.

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Jogo 0067/2012 - Amistosos - Japão 3x1 Islândia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 24/02/2012, na cidade de Osaka-JAP, onde jogaram as seleções do Japão (30º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Islândia (103º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
2004Manchester 30/05/2004 ISL2:3 (1:2)JPN 1971Reykjavik 13/08/1971 ISL0:2 (0:0)JPN
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Chris Beath-AUS

Scout:
Ryoichi Maeda (1.

Jogo 0536/2010 - Amistoso - Japão 2x1 Guatemala

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Amistosamente no dia 07/09/2010, na cidade de Osaka, no Nagai Stadium, jogaram as seleções do Japão (32º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Guatemala (119º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca haviam jogado.

O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Benito Archundia-MEX

O primeiro gol do jogo, foi de Takayuki Morimoto, jogador do Catania-ITA, abriu o placar para o Japão, marcando seu segundo gol pela seleção nacional e marcou o seu terceiro aos 20 minutos do primeiro tempo.

Jogo 0188/2010 - Japão 0x3 Sérvia

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Veja os melhores momentos desse amistoso.



O jogo foi realizado em 07/04/2010, na cidade de Osaka-JAP, com uma temperatura de 8,6ºC, arbitrado por CHOI Myung Yong /KOR.

Aos 15 minutos do primeiro tempo, Dragan MRDA, fez o primeiro gol da Sérvia.

Aos 23 minutos, o mesmo Dragan MRDA, fez o segundo gol da Sérvia.

group stage

Lion King Still Reigns In Korea

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It is true to say that in football, the strikers are the ones who get the goals and get the headlines. Goalkeepers can play fantastically well for a full 89 minutes out of a fantastic match but one mistake and all know what the internet and newspapers will focus on.

Lee Dong-guk is one of the biggest stars in the league.

AFC Champions League Group G - SAFFC 2-4 Gamba Osaka (JPN)

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(In collaboration with Temasek Review Sports, the following match report was written by MJ,who was reporting on behalf of the online portal.)

By MJ
sports@temasekreview.com

Recently-retired Singapore skipper Indra Sahdan Daud (left) tussling for better position with Gamba's defender Sota Nakazawa.

Videos

Video: Ridiculous dive from Japan

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Air kick This terrible, terrible dive comes from the match between Japanese sides Cerezo Osaka v Jeonbuk FC. Ryuji Bando, with his back to you, decides to re-enact the world's least convincing ninja movie in an attempt to get opponent Huang Bowen (no relation to mark) sent-off.


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 City

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: John Terry, New Zealand FA and Man City

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An interesting week for Chelsea captain John Terry, the New Zealand FA doesn't cover itself in glory and not so good for Manchester City. You can listen to these and other stories on our weekly podcast and can find explanations of key vocabulary in bold below.

World Cup News and Gossip

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Here's a look at the news and gossip doing the rounds at the World Cup in the last few days, some of them are priceless starting with this crazy occurrence.

50 over excited Japan fans had to be fished out of the River Dofonbori in Osaka, after Kei Honda scored the opening goal against Denmark with a superb free-kick.

El Salvador

El Salvador y Guatemala empatan 0-0

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Primer tiempo y el marcador aún no se abrió en Washington, donde juegan las selecciones de El Salvador y Guatemala. Los chapines presentan un equipo alternativo, con algunas figuras como Marco Pappa y Fredy Thompson. Otra parte de los guatemaltecos jugó esta mañana en Osaka y perdió 2-1 con la selección de Japón.

Guatemala le está ganando 2-0 a El Salvador

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Corre el minuto 88 y el marcador favorece 1-0 a Guatemala sobre El Salvador. Los goles fueron de Freddy Thompson al 44′ y Tránsito Montepeque a los 80′. Los chapines presentan un equipo alternativo, con algunas figuras como Marco Pappa y Freddy Thompson. Otra parte de los guatemaltecos jugó esta mañana en Osaka y perdió [.

The Rest

Shinji Kagawa – Scouting Report for MUFC

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Name: Shinji Kagawa Born: March 17, 1989 (Age: 23) in Kobe, Japan Height: 172cm (5'7″) Weight: 64kg (140 lbs) Previous Club: Cerezo Osaka (2006-2010) Borussia Dortmond (2010-2012) Position: Midfield (Attacking center, right, & left) Player History: He started his career in Japan at second division Cerezo Osaka, becoming the first Japanese player to sign a [.

Bitching among us to see improvement by itself

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Seems to me that the news of the league authority having talks with another Japanese club, Cerezo Osaka "some times back" triggered another round of exchanges of thoughts on the tweet timeline.

Not much concern about whether the league is ready to welcome another new team into it, nor the the fate of Albirex Niigata (Singapore), who are in the scene since 2004, with talks of consider pulling out if the Osaka club is given entry to the league.

Kaga Kenichi, Kaga!

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Descobrimos mais um nome que encaixaria que nem uma luva na imaginária equipa de nomes "pornográficos" que proliferam um pouco pelos cinco continentes. Kenichi Kaga é um defesa japonês de 26 anos que joga há várias épocas no Jubilo Iwata. Desconhece-se se terá algum grau de parentesco com Shinji Kagawa, novo reforço do Borussia Dortmund, ex-Cerezo Osaka, mas poderiam muito bem ser primos afastados.

Lewandowski wechselt nach Dortmund

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Das Interesse von Borussia Dortmund an Robert Lewandowski von Lech Posen ist bereits seit längerer Zeit bekannt; auch der Spieler wollte zu den "Schwarz-Gelben" wechseln. Doch trotzdem benötigte es eine gefühlte Ewigkeit, ehe der Vollzug des Transfers vermeldet werden konnte – gestern war es nun endlich so weit.

Another precedent that Chicago's exclusion breaks

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When was the last time a winning World Cup bid did not include the country's third largest city?

Here are the third largest cities in order of World Cup going back to 1990, where I am stopping this quick study because I don't have city population figures that far back.

2006 - Munich, in bid.