2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
2nd in Japanese J League
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1yJohn Duerden, Asia correspondent

FC Tokyo to hire Andres Iniesta impersonator

Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but, after two J-League appearances, has returned to Spain for a few days.

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2yPaul Murphy

Jakkit first Thai to score in J.League

FC Tokyo Under-23 winger Jakkit Wachpirom has made history by becoming the first player from Thailand to score in the J.League.

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3yJohn Duerden

J.League kicks off with China in sight

The 207 J.League started over the weekend with hopes of regaining the spotlight from the Chinese Super League as Asia's top domestic competition.

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4yAssociated Press

FC Tokyo win to open ACL knockout stage

Kota Mizunuma scored twice as FC Tokyo opened the Round of 16 in the Asian Champions League with a 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.

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4yAssociated Press

AFC CL: Urawa Red Diamonds reach last 16

Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds advanced to the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League after playing out a goalless draw against Sydney FC.

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5yESPN staff

FC Tokyo sign 'Japanese Messi'

The 13-year-old Kubo signed with Barcelona in 2011 to train at La Masia academy but had to return to Japan after the club's transfer ban.

5yMiguel Delaney

Mourinho coy on Chelsea's Muto interest

Jose Mourinho has remained coy about Chelsea's reported bid for FC Tokyo forward Yoshinori Muto but said the club would never sign a player out of purely commercial interests.

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5yESPN staff

Chelsea bid for FC Tokyo's Muto

Naoki Ogane confirmed that the London club have put in a bid for Muto for a fee reported to be in the £4 million region.

2019 J Lge Ladder

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Yokohama F. Marinos342248+3070
FC Tokyo341978+1764
Kashima Antlers341897+2463
Kawasaki Frontale3416126+2360
Cerezo Osaka3418511+1459
Sanfrecce Hiroshima3415109+1655
Gamba Osaka34121111+647
Vissel Kobe3414515+247
Oita Trinita34121111047
Consadole Sapporo3413714+546
Vegalta Sendai3412517-741
Shimizu S-Pulse3411617-2439
Nagoya Grampus3491015-537
Urawa Red Diamonds3491015-1637
Sagan Tosu3410618-2136
Shonan Bellmare3410618-2336
Matsumoto Yamaga FC3461315-1931
Jubilo Iwata348719-2231

RankingsJapanese J League

Goal Difference174th
Goals Scored467th
Assists0Tied-1st
Goals Conceded29Tied-2nd