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‘Offensive’ Villas-Boas fined for Champions League blast

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

The Portuguese brought the game into disrepute, the AFC ruled, but stopped short of banning him for Wednesday’s semi-final first leg at home against Urawa Red Diamonds.

‘Offensive’ Villas-Boas fined for Champions League blast

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

The Portuguese brought the game into disrepute, the AFC ruled, but stopped short of banning him for Wednesday’s semi-final first leg at home against Urawa Red Diamonds.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Guangzhou complaints

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas has been fined $14,000 over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said on Tuesday.

The Portuguese coach, who will be on the bench for Wednesday’s semi-final first leg at home against Urawa Red Diamonds, brought the game into disrepute, the AFC ruled.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Guangzhou complaints

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas has been fined $14,000 over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said on Tuesday.

The Portuguese coach, who will be on the bench for Wednesday’s semi-final first leg at home against Urawa Red Diamonds, brought the game into disrepute, the AFC ruled.

Jeju players suspended after violent scenes in AFC Champions League

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Three Jeju United players were suspended for up to six months on Friday after an AFC Champions League knock-out game against Urawa Red Diamonds descended into violence.

Cho Yong-Hyung was banned for six months and fined $20,000 for pushing the referee after he was sent off in the last-16 game on May 31, which ended in a mass brawl.

Oscar penalty miss as Silva bullet sinks SIPG

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Big-money midfielder Oscar missed a second-half penalty as Andre Villas-Boas’s Shanghai SIPG lost 1-0 to Urawa Red Diamonds in their first defeat of this year’s AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

After SIPG went behind to Rafael Silva’s 44th-minute strike, 60-million-euro signing Oscar looked set to maintain SIPG’s unbeaten record in Group F when he won a penalty in the 64th minute.

Oscar penalty miss as Silva bullet sinks SIPG

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Big-money midfielder Oscar missed a second-half penalty as Andre Villas-Boas’s Shanghai SIPG lost 1-0 to Urawa Red Diamonds in their first defeat of this year’s AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

After SIPG went behind to Rafael Silva’s 44th-minute strike, 60-million-euro signing Oscar looked set to maintain SIPG’s unbeaten record in Group F when he won a penalty in the 64th minute.

Elkeson leads China’s Brazilian carnival in AFC Champions League

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG’s prolific marksman Elkeson scored with an outrageous 45-yard effort as China’s Brazilian imports justified their expensive price tags in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.

Hulk, a 55 million euro signing from Zenit St Petersburg, was another Brazilian on the scoresheet as Andre Villas-Boas’s SIPG kept their 100 percent record in Group F with a 3-2 win against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds.

Diamonds cut Sydney to ribbons in AFC Champions League game

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Sydney (AFP) – Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds smashed four second-half goals past Western Sydney Wanderers to start their AFC Champions League with a thumping 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Shinzo Koroki and Tadanari Lee struck within two minutes of each other before Tomoaki Makino and Rafael Silva also got on the scoresheet as the Group F visitors ran riot in Sydney.

Seoul back from the brink, Jaish, Al Ain advance to AFC Champions League quarters

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Seoul (AFP) FC Seoul came back from the brink to win a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Wednesday as Hao Junmin's last-minute thunderbolt also put Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

In a breathless night of action, Go Yo-Han struck in the dying seconds of extra time against Urawa Red Diamonds the fourth goal of the extra periods to force the shoot-out, which Seoul won 7-6.

Seoul back from the brink, Jaish, Al Ain advance to AFC Champions League quarters

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Seoul (AFP) FC Seoul came back from the brink to win a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Wednesday as Hao Junmin's last-minute thunderbolt also put Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

In a breathless night of action, Go Yo-Han struck in the dying seconds of extra time against Urawa Red Diamonds the fourth goal of the extra periods to force the shoot-out, which Seoul won 7-6.

Seoul, Shandong reach AFC Champions League quarters

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Seoul (AFP) FC Seoul came back from the brink to win a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Wednesday as Hao Junmin's last-minute thunderbolt also put Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

In a breathless night of action, Go Yo-Han struck in the dying seconds of extra time against Urawa Red Diamonds the fourth goal of the extra periods to force the shoot-out, which Seoul won 7-6.

Seoul, Shandong reach AFC Champions League quarters

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Seoul (AFP) FC Seoul came back from the brink to win a dramatic penalty shoot-out on Wednesday as Hao Junmin's last-minute thunderbolt also put Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

In a breathless night of action, Go Yo-Han struck in the dying seconds of extra time against Urawa Red Diamonds the fourth goal of the extra periods to force the shoot-out, which Seoul won 7-6.

Freak goal gives Reds the edge over Seoul

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Doha (AFP) Tomoya Ugajin's freak goal gave Urawa Red Diamonds a 1-0 win over FC Seoul and boosted their chances of reaching the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in their Round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Ugajin was alone on the edge of the box when he received Ryota Moriwaki's raking cross, and he looked as surprised as anyone when his hopeful volley looped unstoppably into the far corner.

Freak goal gives Reds the edge over Seoul

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Doha (AFP) Tomoya Ugajin's freak goal gave Urawa Red Diamonds a 1-0 win over FC Seoul and boosted their chances of reaching the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in their Round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Ugajin was alone on the edge of the box when he received Ryota Moriwaki's raking cross, and he looked as surprised as anyone when his hopeful volley looped unstoppably into the far corner.

Freak goal gives Reds the edge over Seoul

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Tomoya Ugajin's freak goal gave Urawa Red Diamonds a 1-0 win over FC Seoul and boosted their chances of reaching the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in their Round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Ugajin was alone on the edge of the box when he received Ryota Moriwaki's raking cross, and he looked as surprised as anyone when his hopeful volley looped unstoppably into the far corner.

Freak goal gives Reds the edge over Seoul

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Tomoya Ugajin's freak goal gave Urawa Red Diamonds a 1-0 win over FC Seoul and boosted their chances of reaching the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in their Round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Ugajin was alone on the edge of the box when he received Ryota Moriwaki's raking cross, and he looked as surprised as anyone when his hopeful volley looped unstoppably into the far corner.

Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney face red card for sex banner

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Sydney (AFP) – Football Federation Australia has demanded an explanation from Western Sydney Wanderers over an “offensive” banner unfurled at the weekend’s fierce derby showing a rival coach engaging in a sex act.

The FFA issued a show-cause notice on Wanderers, foreshadowing a likely hefty fine, ahead of the Sydney club’s Asian Champions League opener against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

Western Sydney face red card for sex banner

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Sydney (AFP) – Football Federation Australia has demanded an explanation from Western Sydney Wanderers over an “offensive” banner unfurled at the weekend’s fierce derby showing a rival coach engaging in a sex act.

The FFA issued a show-cause notice on Wanderers, foreshadowing a likely hefty fine, ahead of the Sydney club’s Asian Champions League opener against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

Japanese J. League

Urawa Red Diamonds 2017 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Defending J. League Cup champions Urawa Red Diamonds held the official reveal of their Nike 2017 home and away kits at Saitama Stadium 2002 on Wednesday. Regular five finishers in the Japanese J1 League, Urawa will return to domestic and AFC Champions League action in the coming weeks in their familiar red home shirt and [.

Urawa Red Diamonds 2016 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Japanese J1 League runners-ups for the last two seasons, Urawa Red Diamonds unveiled their 2016 [...]

Urawa Red Diamonds 2015 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Former Japanese J. League Division 1 and AFC Champions League champions Urawa Red Diamonds unveiled [...]

Urawa Red Diamonds 2013 Nike Home and Away Kits

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2007 AFC Champions League winners Urawa Red Diamonds have unveiled their home and away kits [...]

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Japan’s Urawa condemn ‘intolerable’ racist tweet

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Tokyo (AFP) Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds have condemned a supporter's racist tweet targeting a rival player, in the latest of a string of similar incidents.

The 2007 Asian champions said the tweet, aimed at Kashima Antlers' Brazilian striker Caio, was "absolutely intolerable".

The offensive tweet was posted by an apparent supporter under the handle @urawatsubasa, who took it down and apologised, according to local reports.

Japan’s Urawa condemn ‘intolerable’ racist tweet

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Tokyo (AFP) Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds have condemned a supporter's racist tweet targeting a rival player, in the latest of a string of similar incidents.

The 2007 Asian champions said the tweet, aimed at Kashima Antlers' Brazilian striker Caio, was "absolutely intolerable".

The offensive tweet was posted by an apparent supporter under the handle @urawatsubasa, who took it down and apologised, according to local reports.

Japan

Freak goal gives Reds edge over Seoul in AFC Champions League tie

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Tomoya Ugajin's freak goal gave Urawa Red Diamonds a 1-0 win over FC Seoul and a great chance of reaching the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in their round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Ugajin was alone on the edge of the box when he received Ryota Moriwaki's raking cross, and he looked as surprised as anyone when his hopeful volley looped unstoppably into the far corner.

Freak goal gives Reds edge over Seoul in AFC Champions League tie

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) Tomoya Ugajin's freak goal gave Urawa Red Diamonds a 1-0 win over FC Seoul and a great chance of reaching the AFC Champions League quarter-finals in their round of 16 first leg on Wednesday.

Ugajin was alone on the edge of the box when he received Ryota Moriwaki's raking cross, and he looked as surprised as anyone when his hopeful volley looped unstoppably into the far corner.

Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger: We Are Not Close to Signing Anybody

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Arsenal fans will be made to wait a little longer for Arsene Wenger and the club to announce any new signings this summer. Having finished up their pre-season tour of the Far East yesterday in Japan with a 2-1 win over Urawa Red Diamonds, the Gunners are set to head back to London to prepare for the Emirates Cup next weekend.

Urawa Red Diamonds Nike 2012 Home, Away and Third Kits

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Urawa Red Diamonds (浦和レッドダイヤモンズ ) is a professional soccer club playing in Japan's J. League Division 1 (J1). The side is one of Japan's best supported teams and often boasts...

Japan: Four way title battles ensures tight finish to season

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With twelve rounds of matches to play in the Japanese J-League there is an intriguing four way battle for title honours. Last season's champions Nagoya Grampus Eight are, along with Yokohama Marinos, just one point behind the top two of Gamba Osaka and Kashiwa Reysol (22 games, 43 points).

Gamba Osaka were involved in the tie of the weekend getting the better of  Kawasaki Frontale by six goals to three with Brazilian Rafinha scoring a hat-trick and helping stretch Gamba's unbeaten run to seven matches.

Urawa Red Diamonds Nike 2011 Home and Away Kits

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Urawa Red Diamonds (浦和レッドダイヤモンズ ) is a professional football club playing in Japan's J. League. It is one of Japan's best supported teams boasting the highest average crowds for eight of the J-League's sixteen seasons thus far. The club has never won a J. Leasgue title and finished last season in 10th position.

Japan: Nagoya out of Emperor’s Cup

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The 2010 J-League champions Nagoya Grampus Eight are out of this year's Emperor's Cup. The main knockout tournament in Japanese football plays its final three rounds this week and Stoppage Time International Football Blog reviews the quarter-finals which were played today.

The Emperor's Cup grants a berth to the 2011 AFC Champions League for the winner so there was a lot at stake in each of today's last eight showdowns.

Arsenal

Arsenal Given £22m Green Light to Secure Brazilian Starlet

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With Arsenal's Asia Tour coming to a close with a 2-1 win over Urawa Red Diamonds, the summer transfer rumor mill is about to get a major workout as Arsenal are London-bound.

It's already started, as the Independent reports that Atletico Minieiro is ready to sell their 20-year-old, Brazil international, Bernard.

Urawa Red Diamonds 1-2 Arsenal Highlights

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Arsenal left it late to claim a 2-1 victory against the Urawa Red Diamond's with Teenager Chuba Akpom coming off the bench to grab the winner 8 minutes from time.

Despite bossing the first half Arsenal struggled in front of goal and it was another substitute Lukas Podolski who grabbed the opener before a lapse in concentration let in Yuki Abe for the equaliser following a failed clearance from a corner before Akpom spared the Gunners blushes in Japan.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Arsenal 2013 Highlights 1-2 Abe Podolski Akpom Goals Video

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Urawa Red Diamonds vs Arsenal: Free Live Streaming Links

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Arsenal's Asia Tour 2013 will be wrapped up in Japan today, as the squad takes on a competitive Urawa Red Diamonds side as a part of the one-match Saitama City Cup. The penultimate leg of the tour saw Olivier Giroud on target again, as the Gunners sailed to a 3-1 win against Nagoya Grampus Eight.

Urawa Red Diamonds – Arsenal the final game of the Asia tour

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By Walter Broeckx

And so we are entering the final day of our Asia tour already. Today another game and more about that in a few lines of course. But first let me see at what the tour has brought us so far.

Looking at the pictures the first two visits were more [...]

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Football : More Suarez : Giroud wants signings

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Good morning and happy Friday to you.

A rather fraught week comes to a close with still nothing much having actually happened. There's been lots of talk of stuff, but we've been short on the actual events and all that. Thankfully, there's a bit of football today to take our minds off things.

Arema & Persib Among The Biggest In Asia

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I have long talked about the sheer size of some Indonesian clubs. The likes of Persija, Persebaya, Persib and Arema have no idea how big they can be because they don't take on board that kind of thinking.

Teraktor TBZ have the largest average support in Asia with 58,077 apparently followed by Urawa Red Diamonds on 44,210.

Futbolistas en Japón.

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18.03.2011 - "Las imágenes que llegan de Japón son impresionantes... Todo mi apoyo para ellos!!!", publicó Diego Forlán (Atlético Madrid) en su cuenta de Facebook. "Mis pensamientos están con Japón y su gente, los desastres naturales siguen causando dolor y devastación en todo el mundo", escribió Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United).