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J-League: Lukas Podolski Wore Very Special Pair Of Custom Boots For His Vissel Kobe Debut (Photo)

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Lukas Podolski made his J-League debut for Vissel Kobe on Saturday evening, scoring twice in a 3-1 victory overOmiya Ardija.

The German striker also decided to dress up all nice for the occasion, donning a very special pair of custom boots.

Indeed, Poldi had his old Adizeros plastered with a graphic of Kojiro Hyuga, a character from the ever-popular Captain Tsubasa manga series.

Bonsai And Beyond: Lukas Podolski Immerses Himself In Japanese Culture After Joining Vissel Kobe (Video)

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After two seasons with Galatasaray, Lukas Podolski has moved on to pastures newby signing a pension-boosting deal to join Japanese top flight side Vissel Kobe.

To prepare for life in a new country, Podolski has immersed himself in Japanese culture, trying his hand at origami, bonsai, sushi, Kendo fighting and even giving the Captain Tsubasa books a shufty before bedtime.

Vissel Kobe 2017 Asics Home and Away Kits

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Vissel Kobe had their best ever Japanese J1 season in 2016 with a seventh place finished in the league's aggregate table. As the club prepares for their season kickoff againstShimizu S-Pulse on February 25th, they've unveiled their 2017 home and away kits from Asics Japan. In a first, the kits will be available in authentic [.

Vissel Kobe 2016 Asics Home and Away Kits

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Vissel Kobe have unveiled their Asics home and away kits for their 2016 J1 League [...]

Vissel Kobe 2015 Asics 20th Anniversary Jersey

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Japan's Vissel Kobe continue to celebrate their 20th Anniversary in 2015 with the release of [...]

Vissel Kobe 2015 Asics Home and Away Kits

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Vissel Kobe kick off their 2015 Japanese J. League Division 1 season againstKashiwa Reysol on [...]

Will Brazilians Mazinho and Cleo make a splash in Japan?

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Two Samba strikers added to J-League rosters for 2013.

Vissel Kobe 2013 Asics Home and Away Kits

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Vissel Kobe's six-year run in the Japanese J. League Division 1 ended when the team [...]

Copycat: Japanese striker mimics Mario Balotelli’s muscle rippling goal celebration

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Imitation is the greatest form of flattery and it's never more entertaining than when you are imitating Mr Mario Balotelli. On Saturday a honourable homage to the Italian's muscle clenching celebration against Germany was provided by Ken Tokura in the J-League. The Vissel Kobe forward bagged the winner against Kawasaki Frontale by sauntering in to the last third [.

J-League player scores from distance, celebrates by doing the Balotelli flex

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Mario Balotelli's influence has officially reached Japan as his stone-faced flex celebration from Italy's Euro 2012 semifinal against Germany gains an imitator.

During the J-League match between Kawasaki Frontale and Vissel Kobe, the visitor's Ken Tokura scored with an bullet from distance that froze the keeper.

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.

Vissel Kobe Asics 2012 Home and Away Kits

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Vissel Kobe (ヴィッセル神戸) is a professional Japanese soccer club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. After finishing last season in 9th position last season, Vissel Kobe is currently...

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.

Nabisco Cup 2011

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Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11, the J-League has rearranged the schedule for the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup.

The two group format has been abandoned in favor of a straight two-leg knock-out competition.

1st Round 1st Leg June 5

Urawa Reds vs Yamagata
Kashiwa Reysol vs Sendai
Yokohama F Marinos vs Vissell Kobe
Venforet Kofu vs Shimizu S-Pulse
Jubilo Iwata vs Fukuoka
Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs Kawasaki Frontale

1st Round 2nd Leg June 27

27 Jul Wed
Sendai vs Kashiwa Reysol
Yamagata vs Urawa Reds
Kawasaki Frontale vs
Shimizu S-Pulse vs Ventforet Kofu
Vissel Kobe vs Yokohama F Marinos
Fukuoka vs Jubilo Iwata

Second round two-leg games will take place on 14 September and 28 September when Omiya Ardija and Albirex Niigata will join the competition.

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.

Vissel Kobe Asics 2011 Home and Away Kits

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Vissel Kobe (ヴィッセル神戸) is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. After finishing last season in 15th position last season, Vissel Kobe is currently in pre-season training for the 2011 J. League season. This past weekend Vissel Kobe launched its Asics 2011 home and away kits and presented some [.

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.

Japan: Nagoya claim maiden J-League crown

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Keiji Tamada scored the goal which sealed the J-League title for Nagoya

Nagoya Grampus Eight have finally landed their first ever J-League title following their 1-0 away win at Shonan Bellmare today. Second place Kashima Antlers, champions for the last three years, were finally deposed having only managed a goalless draw at Vissel Kobe which means that they are ten points behind Nagoya with three matches remaining and, therefore, can not catch the league leaders.

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.

Nagoya can't choke now... can they?

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Kashima Stadium is one of the more remote venues in Japanese football.

Sandwiched between Lake Kitaura on one side and Kashima Sea on the other, most fans make the long-haul trip to Kashima Stadium by train, as it trundles through the urban sprawl of Greater Tokyo and out into the open fields of Ibaraki.

J League Results October 31

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Sunday 31 October

Yokohama F Marinos 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Albirex Niigata 2 Kashima Antlers 1

Saturday 30 October

Nagoya Grampus 1 Cerezo Osaka 0
Vegalta Sendai 1 Kyoto Sanga 0
Gamba Osaka 2 Vissel Kobe 4
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 FC Tokyo 2
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Jubilo Iwata 1
Urawa Reds 0 Montedio Yamagata 1
Shonan Bellmare v Omiya Ardija (Postponed)


The highest attendance was 24,061 at Toyota Stadium for the Nagoya Grampus v Cerezo Osaka game.

J League Results October 17

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Sunday 17 October

Yokohama F Marinos 1 Vissel Kobe 0
Albirex Niigata 4 Nagoya Grampus 1


Saturday 16 October

Shonan Bellmare 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Vegalta Sendai 3 FC Tokyo 2
Urawa Reds 2 Cerezo Osaka 0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Jubilo Iwata 1
Gamba Osaka 5 Omiya Ardija 1
Kawasaki Frontale 2 Montedio Yamagata 0
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Kyoto Sanga 1


The highest attendance was 32,902 for the Reds v Cerezo game.

J. League Results September 19 2010

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Sunday 19 September

Vegalta Sendai 2 Montedio Yamagata 0
Albirex Niigata 1 Kyoto Sanga 1




Saturday 18 September

Shonan Bellmare 1 Kawasaki Frontale 6
Urawa Reds 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 1
Gamba Osaka 3 Cerezo Osaka 2
Nagoya Grampus 1 Yokohama F Marinos 1
Jubilo Iwata 2 FC Tokyo 1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Vissel Kobe 1
Kashima Antlers 3 Omiya Ardija 0

The highest attendance was 38,909 at Urawa.

J. League Results July 25

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Sunday 25 July

Kawasaki Frontale 1 Kyoto Sanga 0
Shonan Bellmare 1 FC Tokyo 3
Vissel Kobe 3 Omiya Ardija 1

Saturday 24 July

Urawa Reds 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Jubilo Iwata 2 Kashima Antlers 3
Cerezo Osaka 3 Montedio Yamagata 0
Vegalta Sendai 2 Albirex Niigata 3
Yokohama F Marinos 1 Gamba Osaka 0
Nagoya Grampus 3 Shimizu S-Pulse 3

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J. League Results July 18 2010

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Sunday 18 July

Kyoto Sanga 0 Shonan Bellmare
1 Gamba Osaka 3 Urawa Reds 2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 Yokohama F Marinos 0

Saturday 17 July

Omiya Ardija 0 Nagoya Grampus 1
FC Tokyo 2 Vissel Kobe 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Jubilo Iwata 0
Montedio Yamagata 3 Vegalta Sendai 1
Kashima Antlers 2 Kawasaki Frontale 1
Albirex Niigata 1 Cerezo Osaka 1

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J. League Results April 24-25 2010

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Sunday 25 April

Shonan Bellmare 1 Vegalta Sendai 0
Cerezo Osaka 0 Nagoya Grampus 1

Urawa Reds 3 Kawasaki Frontale 0

Saturday 24 April

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

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J. League Results April 17-18 2010

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Sunday 18 April

Cerezo Osaka 2 Shonan Bellmare 1
Kashima Antlers 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0
Urawa Reds 3 Kawasaki Frontale 0

Saturday 17 April

Gamba Osaka 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 1
FC Tokyo 1 Kyoto Sanga 1
Jubilo Iwata 1 Omiya Ardija 1
Montedio Yamagata 0 Yokohama F Marinos 1
Nagoya Grampus 1 Albirex Niigata 1
Vegalta Sendai 0 Vissel Kobe 1

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J. League Results 3-4 April 2010

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Sunday 4 April

Jubilo Iwata 4 Gamba Osaka 3
Kawasaki Frontale 2 FC Tokyo 1
Vegalta Sendai 2 Kashima Antlers 1

Saturday 3 April

Albirex Niigata 0 Omiya Ardija 0
Cerezo Osaka 3 Kyoto Sanga 1
Montedio Yamagata 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0
Nagoya Grampus 2 Vissel Kobe 0
Urawa Reds 2 Shonan Bellmare 1
Yokohama F Marinos 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 2

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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.

J-League Results November 29

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Sunday November 29

JEF United Chiba 0 Oita Trinita 2
Yokohama F Marinos 2 Shimizu S-Pulse 0

Saturday November 28

FC Tokyo 1 Vissel Kobe 0
Jubilo Iwata 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Kashima Antlers 5 Gamba Osaka 1
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Albirex Niigata 0
Nagoya Grampus 2 Montedio Yamagata 0
Kyoto Sanga 1 Urawa Reds 0
Omiya Ardija 1 Kashiwa Reysol 1


Kashima Antlers are in pole position two points ahead of Kawasaki Frontale.

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Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

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Tokyo (AFP) – German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski Thursday vowed to bolster enthusiasm for Japanese football after arriving to join Vissel Kobe, bucking a trend of big-name players moving to cash-rich China.

“I know the J-League is the strongest in Asia and I am determined to enliven (the league) with my team,” Podolski told a news conference shortly after he arrived in Kobe, near Osaka, to join the city’s J-League club.

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

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Tokyo (AFP) – German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski Thursday vowed to bolster enthusiasm for Japanese football after arriving to join Vissel Kobe, bucking a trend of big-name players moving to cash-rich China.

“I know the J-League is the strongest in Asia and I am determined to enliven (the league) with my team,” Podolski told a news conference shortly after he arrived in Kobe, near Osaka, to join the city’s J-League club.

Shimizu S Pulse

J. League Results August 29

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Sunday 29 August

Gamba Osaka 2 Jubilo Iwata 0
Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Kawasaki Frontale 0
Yokohama F Marinos 3 Albirex Niigata 0

Saturday 28 August

Urawa Reds 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Cerezo Osaka 2 Omiya Ardija 0
Vegalta Sendai 2 Shonan Bellmare 1
Nagoya Grampus 1 Kyoto Sanga 0
Vissel Kobe 0 FC Tokyo 0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 Montedio Yamagata 1

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Los 23 de Japón.

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1 Seigo NARAZAKI 15/04/1976 P Nagoya G Eight (JPN)2 Yuki ABE 06/09/1981 MC Urawa Reds (JPN)3 Yuichi KOMANO 25/07/1981 DF Jubilo Iwata (JPN)4 Marcus Tulio TANAKA 24/04/1981 DF Nagoya G Eight (JPN)5 Yuto NAGATOMO 12/09/1986 DF FC Tokyo (JPN)6 Atsuto UCHIDA 27/03/1988 DF Kashima Antlers (JPN)7 Yasuhito ENDO 28/01/1980 MC Gamba Osaka (JPN)8 Daisuke MATSUI 11/05/1981 MC Grenoble (FRA)9 Shinji OKAZAKI 16/04/1986 DL Shimizu S-Pulse (JPN)10 Shunsuke NAKAMURA 24/06/1978 MC Yokohama Marinos (JPN)11 Keiji TAMADA 11/04/1980 DL Nagoya G Eight (JPN)12 Kisho YANO 05/04/1984 DL Albirex Niigata (JPN)13 Daiki IWAMASA 30/01/1982 DF Kashima Antlers (JPN)14 Kengo NAKAMURA 31/10/1980 MC Kawasaki Frontale(JPN)15 Yasuyuki KONNO 25/01/1983 DF FC Tokyo (JPN)16 Yoshito OKUBO 09/06/1982 DL Vissel Kobe (JPN)17 Makoto HASEBE 18/01/1984 MC Wolfsburgo (GER)18 Keisuke HONDA 13/06/1986 MC CSKA Moscú (RUS)19 Takayuki MORIMOTO 07/05/1988 DL Catania (ITA)20 Junichi INAMOTO 18/09/1979 MC Kawasaki Frontale(JPN)21 Eiji KAWASHIMA 20/03/1983 P Kawasaki Frontale(JPN)22 Yuji NAKAZAWA 25/02/1978 DF Yokohama Marinos (JPN)23 Yoshikatsu KAWAGUCHI 15/08/1975 P Jubilo Iwata (JPN)
Director Técnico: Takeshi OKADA (JPN).

Okada announces Japan World Cup squad

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Japan coach Takeshi Okada decided to go with experience this time around as he announced his 23-man squad for South Africa.

As expected the nucleus of the team will consist of its European-based players such as Catania's Takayuki Morimoto, Wolfburg's Makoto Hasebe, Grenoble's Daisuke Matsui, and CSKA Moscow's Keisuke Honda.

Takeshi Okada names Japan's World Cup squad

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Takeshi Okada has named his 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, with few surprises thrown in by the coach of the Samurai Blue.
Jubilo Iwata goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi was the biggest surprise, with the veteran shot-stopper recalled as Japan's third choice goalkeeper despite missing several months of action through injury.

Mundial Sub-17

Mundial Sub-17 - Suiça 4x3 Japão

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Jogaram pelo 14º jogo do Mundial Sub-17, na cidade de Lagos, no estádio Teslim Balogun Stadium, com uma temperatura de 31ºC, as seleções da Suiça (13º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Japão (40º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
11-09-2007 - Suiça 3x4 Japão (Amistoso)

O quarteto de arbitragem, foi assim definido:
Árbitro: Carlos BATRES-GUA
Primeiro Assistente: Leonel LEAL-CRC
Segundo Assistente: Carlos PASTRANA-HON
Quarto Árbitro: Carlos AMARILLA_PAR

Aos 9 minutos, a seleção do Japão, fez o primeiro gol do camisa 8, Takumi MIYAYOSHI, jogador do Kyoto Sanga-JAP.

Mundial Sub-17 - Brasil 3x2 Japão

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O terceiro jogo do Mundial Sub-17, foi realizado no Teslim Balogun Stadium, em Lagos-NGA, jogaram pelo grupo B, as seleções do Brasil (1º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Japão (40º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
16-10-1968 - Brasil 1x1 Japão (Jogos Olímpicos)
23-07-1989 - Brasil 1x0 Japão (Amistoso)
23-04-1995 - Brasil 2x1 Japão (Mundial Sub-20)
06-06-1995 - Brasil 3x0 Japão (Amistoso)
09-08-1995 - Japão 1x5 Brasil (Amistoso)
21-07-1996 - Japão 1x0 Brasil (Jogos Olímpicos)
13-08-1997 - Japão 0x3 Brasil (Amistoso)
31-03-1999 - Japão 0x2 Brasil (Amistoso)
20-09-2000 - Brasil 1x0 Japão (Jogos Olímpicos)
04-06-2001 - Brasil 0x0 Japão (Copa das Confederações)
12-12-2003 - Japão 1x5 Brasil (Mundial Sub-20)
22-06-2005 - Japão 2x2 Brasil (Copa das Confederações)
22-06-2006 - Japão 1x4 Brasil (Copa do Mundo)

O quarteto de arbitragem desse jogo, foi assim definido:
Árbitro: Howard WEBB-ENG
Primeiro Assistente: Darren CANN-ENG
Segundo Assistente: Michael MULLARKEY-ENG
Quarto Árbitro: Tom Ovrebo-NOR

Aos 24 minutos do primeiro tempo, o primeiro cartão amarelo do jogo, para a seleção do Japão, para o camisa 3 Yumi HIROKI, do FC Tokio-JAP.

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Lukas Podolski Threatens To Sue Breitbart After Far-Right Website Use Photo Of Striker To Accompany ‘Human Trafficking’ Article

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Lukas Podolski is reportedly considering legal action after American right-wing website Breitbart used his image to illustrate an article about human trafficking.

The image actually appeared in a story published by Breitbart's UK arm about a crackdown on trafficking gang that are supposedly using jet-skis to illegally transport migrants from Morocco to Spain.

Horvath de olho nas bolas...

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Aos 35 anos, Pavel Horvath é o número 10 do Viktoria Plzen, surpreendente líder do campeonato da República Checa com quatro pontos de vantagem sobre o campeão Sparta de Praga. Apesar da idade avançada, o antigo jogador do Sporting é peça importante do xadrez do técnico Pavel Vrba, contabilizando já seis golos marcados no presente campeonato.