2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
8th in Japanese J League
David Villa scores in final league match of his career (0:36)
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284dSam Marsden

Samper confirms Barca departure after 18 years

Sergi Samper, who has made one appearance this season, said his desire to play regular football again was the main reason behind his decision.

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340dAssociated Press

Iniesta explains photo that prompted backlash

Andres Iniesta released a statement explaining a social media post that prompted criticism because of a photo that included two people in blackface.

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1yJohn Duerden

Vissel player suspended for Iniesta injury leak

Club said Shunki Takahashi had told a friend via instant messaging that Iniesta, who joined in May, would not appear against Urawa Reds on Sept. 23.

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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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1yReuters

Iniesta, Torres both lose on J-League debuts

Iniesta was a second-half substitute for Vissel Kobe's 3-0 loss, while Torres couldn't prevent Sagan Tosu - who are second-bottom - from losing 1-0.

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2yPaul Murphy

Thai ace Theerathon lands J.League deal

Thai international Theerathon Bunmathan will join ex-Germany striker Lukas Podolski at J.League club Vissel Kobe in 2018 after securing a loan deal.

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2yPaul Murphy

Theerathon keen on Vissel Kobe move

Theerathon Bunmathan has said it would be a dream to become the latest Muangthong United star to swap the Thai League for the J.League.

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2yESPN staff

Breitbart issues apology for Podolski photo

Conservative website Breitbart has apologised for mistaking retired Germany international Lukas Podolski for a travelling migrant in a recent story.

2019 J Lge Standings

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 Difference29th
Goals Scored612nd
Assists0Tied-1st
Goals Conceded5917th