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Summer football heats up in Japan

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The first week of August means sweltering temperatures in Japan and the action in the J. League is also hotting up. Sanfrecce Hiroshima are the current league leaders just after the halfway point of the campaign, but second-placed Vegalta Sendai are hot on their heels.

Saturday's full round of action sees Sanfrecce host Shimizu S-Pulse in one of the day's highlight fixtures, while Urawa Reds welcome neighbours FC Tokyo to Saitama Stadium.

Urawa Reds the big losers in Golden Week gala

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It's tough being Urawa Reds. The "biggest club in Asia" tag is a difficult one to live down, even if the Saitama giants haven't come close to winning a trophy for years.

The Reds burst onto the Asian football scene by winning the J. League under the swashbuckling auspices of German coach Guido Buchwald in 2006, befo
re his more circumspect successor Holger Osieck steered the Saitama giants to Asian Champions League glory the following year.

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.

J League Results November 20

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Saturday 20 November

Nagoya Grampus are the new J-League champions.

Cerezo Osaka 1 Yokohama F Marinos 0
FC Tokyo 1 Kawasaki Frontale 2
Urawa Reds 0 Gamba Osaka 2
Kyoto Sanga 0 Omiya Ardija 2
Shonan Bellmare 0 Nagoya Grampus 1
Vissel Kobe 0 Kashima Antlers 0
Jubilo Iwata 0 Montedio Yamagata 0
Vegalta Sendai 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 3
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 Albirex Niigata 0


The highest attendance was 40,071 at Saitama Stadium for the Reds v Gamba match.

J League Results November 14

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Sunday 14 November

Yokohama F Marinos 1 FC Tokyo 2
Urawa Reds 2 Kyoto Sanga 0
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Kashima Antlers 2
Nagoya Grampus 2 Omiya Ardija 1
Shimizu S-Pulse 5 Shonan Bellmare 0
Montedio Yamagata 3 Cerezo Osaka 3
Vegalta Sendai 3 Jubilo Iwata 0
Albirex Niigata 1 Vissel Kobe 1
Gamba Osaka 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0

The highest attendance was 32,398 at Saitama Stadium for the Reds v Sanga match.

Japan held to 0-0 draw by Zimbabwe

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Things have gone from bad to worse to thoroughly miserable for Japan coach Takeshi Okada.
Four straight friendly defeats prompted Okada to organise a hastily scheduled training match against Zimbabwe overnight, but even that failed to yield relief as the Samurai Blue were held to a scoreless draw by the 110th-ranked African minnows.

Urawa Reds march to the summit

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It's been almost a year in coming, but Urawa Reds finally took possession of the top of the J. League standings following one of their best performances under German coach Volker Finke.

The J. League giants brushed aside Kawasaki Frontale 3-0 in front of 46,313 supporters at Saitama Stadium, with early goals from midfielder Hajime Hosogai and diminutive striker Tatsuya Tanaka setting the home team on their way.

Familiarity breeds success on J. League opening day

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It's a case of "same again, please" as far as the J. League is concerned, with last season's bumper opening day clash between Kashima Antlers and Urawa Reds reprised for the 2010 campaign.

The J. League has announced the schedule for the opening two rounds of fixtures, with three-time defending champions Kashima set to start the defence of their title in front of a capacity crowd at Kashima Stadium against arch-rivals Urawa.

Final day showdown in epic J. League race

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At approximately 5.20pm on a chilly Saturday afternoon, the 2009 J. League champions will thrust their glittering trophy into wintry Japanese skies.

Whether it is two-time defending champions Kashima Antlers left celebrating, or the trophy-hungry Kawasaki Frontale, is the question still to be resolved.

Urawa Reds in crisis

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It's now officially a crisis.

When they needed desperately to win, Urawa Reds slumped to one of the most stunning defeats in recent J. League history as the Saitama giants were torn apart by second-from-bottom Kashiwa Reysol.

The 4-1 scoreline is only half the story.

Kashiwa's masterful passing game had the Reds chasing shadows, and when Urawa did pour forward they were hit time and again by Reysol's incisive counter-attacks.

Kashima the big winners in Golden Week shakedown

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The national team may never sit atop the FIFA world rankings, while most European fans remain blissfully ignorant of the colourful crowds that pack into grounds to witness one of the most evenly contested leagues in the world. But there's no denying that Japanese football is unique.

The J.

Cellar dwellers JEF United stun league leaders Kashima Antlers as J. League resumes

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Bottom club JEF United stunned table topping Kashima Antlers as the J. League resumed following the week-long All-Star break, winning 3-1 at a packed Fukuda Denshi Arena in Chiba.

Australian defender Eddy Bosnar opened the scoring for United with a thunderbolt free-kick just before half-time, but it was talismanic striker Seiichiro Maki who stole the show, steering home two superb headers after the interval.

Marquee fixtures aplenty as the J. League heats up

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Round 19 in the J. League could prove a turning point for several clubs with a number of marquee fixtures set down for the weekend of July 26/27.

The pick of the Saturday fixtures see FC Tokyo host Yokohama F. Marinos at Ajinomoto Stadium, as teams from Japan's two largest cities get ready to rumble in the capital.

Japanese League Side Pays A Record Fine

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Asian champions Urawa Reds are fined a Japanese record $185,000 (£95,000) following violent clashes between rival fans after a J-League game last month. Gamba Osaka's 3-2 victory at Saitama Stadium triggered arguably the worst incident of crowd trouble since the J-League was launched in 1993. Here's a quick video of some colorful Urawa Red fans.

Japan

Japan fall to Korea in World Cup warm-up

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Japan fell 2-0 to Korea Republic in a Kirin Challenge Cup friendly match – the first of three warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup – at Saitama Stadium on Monday. Manchester United midfielder Park Ji Sung struck the opener early in the game and substitute forward Park Chu Young scored ...

Photo Daily: Saitama Stadium, Japan

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Urawa Red Diamonds vs. Kashima Antlers, December 2009, Saitama Stadium

Photo credit: Sh@tei on Flickr, via the Pitch Invasion Photo Pool.


The Flags of Urawa Reds, AFC Champions League Semi-Final

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I would not like to take a penalty in front of Urawa Reds' supporters at their Saitama stadium, myself. Watch this shootout from an Asian Champions League semi-final against South Korea's Seongnam Ilhwa last week, and marvel at the spectacle of the giant flags. It's really no surprise they won, is it? [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/UVjKYntK5LY" width="425" height="350" [.

The Rest

Juegos amistoso fecha fifa octubre 2014

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JUEVES, 9 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 México vs Honduras 8:00PM Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna
VIERNES, 10 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Japón vs Jamaica 5:25AM Saitama Stadium 2002 Corea del Sur vs Paraguay 6:00AM Seoul World Cup Stadium China vs Thailand P.A. Tianhe Stadium Uzbekistán vs Bahrein P.A. Pakhtahor Oman vs Costa Rica 9:00AM Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Chile vs Perú 6:00PM Estadio Nacional de Chile Estados Unidos vs Ecuador 6:00PM Rentschler Field Colombia vs El Salvador 7:00PM Red Bull Arena Emiratos Arabes Unidos vs Australia 10:30AM Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Arabia Saudita vs Uruguay 1:15PM King Fahd Stadium
SÁBADO, 11 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Argentina vs Brasil 7:05AM Beijing National Stadium Francia vs Portugal 1:45PM Stade de France
DOMINGO, 12 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 México vs Panamá 4:00PM La Corregidora
LUNES, 13 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Oman vs Uruguay 10:30AM Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
MARTES, 14 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Corea del Sur vs Costa Rica 6:00AM Seoul World Cup Stadium China vs Paraguay 6:30AM Helong Stadium Irán vs Venezuela 7:00AM Azadi Stadium Emiratos Arabes Unidos vs Uzbekistán P.

Jogo 0612/2010 - Amistoso - Japão 1x0 Argentina

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Amistosamente no dia 08/10/2010, na cidade de Saitama-JAP, no Saitama Stadium e jogaram as seleções do Japão (30º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Argentina (5º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
1998Toulouse 14/06/1998 ARG1:0 (1:0)JPN Group matches
Copa das Confederações
1995Riyadh 08/01/1995 JPN1:5 (0:2)ARG Group matches
Amistosos
2004Shizuoka 18/08/2004 JPN1:2 (0:2)ARG 2003Osaka 08/06/2003 JPN1:4 (0:2)ARG 2001Saitama 20/11/2002 JPN0:2 (0:0)ARG 1992Tokyo 30/05/1992 JPN0:1 (0:0)ARG
Jogos Olímpicos
1964
14/10/1964 JPN3:2 (0:1)ARG First stage
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Pawel Gil-POL

O único gol do jogo, foi de Shinji Okazaki, aos 19 minutos do primeiro tempo, ele que é jogador do Shimizu S-Pulse-JAP, que marcou seu 18º gol pela seleção nacional.

Historial Argentina - Japón.

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07.10.2010 - Calígula - Mañana, viernes 8 de octubre (2010), Argentina se enfrenta a Japón en el Saitama Stadium de Tokio a las 7.50 hora argentina (fecha FIFA).
El historial es relativamente reciente (comienza en 1992) y dice que se enfrentaron en 6 oportunidades de las que Argentina obtuvo 6 victorias con 15 goles a favor y 3 en contra.