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2018 Schedule
3rd in Japanese J1 League
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273dAAP

Sydney FC snatch vital draw in Kashima

Sydney FC drew 1-1 with Group H leaders Kashima Antlers in Japan, falling behind to another set piece before an improved second-half display.

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279dAAP

Kashima sink Sydney into AFC trouble

Sydney FC have left themselves with an Asian Champions League mountain to climb after a 2-0 home defeat to J-League powerhouse Kashima Antlers.

Masahiro Ura - JL/Getty Images for DAZN
380dAssociated Press

Antlers fail to win title with Kashiwa draw

Kashima Antlers missed a chance to secure their record ninth J-League title on Sunday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home against Kashiwa Reysol.

Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images
560dJohn Duerden

ACL: Guangzhou, Kawasaki into last eight

A second-half goal by Paulinho took Guangzhou Evergrande into the last eight of the AFC Champions League, despite a 2-1 second-leg loss at Kashima.

LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images
567dJohn Duerden

ACL: Paulinho gives Guangzhou R16 edge

A 75th-minute goal by Brazil midfielder Paulinho gave Guangzhou Evergrande victory over Kashima in an AFC Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie.

Paul Murphy ESPN FC
579dPaul Murphy

Muang Thong have nothing to fear

Thai underdogs Muang Thong United have nothing to fear, despite entering new ground in the AFC Champions League knockout stages, writes Paul Murphy.

Masashi Hara/Getty Images
580dMichael Church

ACL: Muang Thong Utd edged by Kashima

Despite a goal by Teerasil Dangda, Thailand's Muang Thong United lost 2-1 to Kashima Antlers to finish second in their AFC Champions League group.

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
594dMichael Church

ACL: Hulk inspires SIPG, Kashima romp

Hulk inspired a Shanghai SIPG comeback win versus FC Seoul while Kashima Antlers won at Ulsan Hyundai in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday night.

Masashi Hara/Getty Images
608dJohn Duerden

ACL: Guangzhou stumble again, Thais win

China's Guangzhou Evergrande drew 0-0 away to Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday to slip into second place in Group G of the 2017 AFC Champions League.

Masashi Hara/Getty Images
637dAAP

Kashima Antlers top ACL Group E

Kashima Antlers cruised to a 3-0 AFC Champions League Group E win over Brisbane Roar on Tuesday night.

Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
638dAAP

Brisbane Roar ready for Kashima test

A nine-day turnaround has John Aloisi confident that Brisbane Roar will be up for the fight against Kashim Antlers on Tuesday.

Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images
651dPaul Murphy

ACL: Muang Thong United stun Kashima

Xisco Jimenez struck at the death to earn Muang Thong United a famous 2-1 win over Japanese champions Kashima Antlers in the ACL in Bangkok on Tuesday

Hiroki Watanabe - JL/Getty Images for DAZN
651dJohn 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.

Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images
723dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo ends 2016 in style as Real win CWC

Cristiano Ronaldo added the Club World Cup to the Ballon d'Or, Champions League and European Championship to cap an incredible 2016 for the Real star.

TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images
723dPA Sport

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to CWC win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time and win the Club World Cup.

AP Photo/Francisco Seco
724dAssociated Press

Ramos set to play Club World Cup final

Sergio Ramos is set to return for Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final against Kashima Antlers on Sunday.

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724dJohn Duerden

Kashima with nothing to lose against Real

Real Madrid will fancy their chances vs. Kashima Antlers in the Club World Cup final, but the J.League team's presence here is a victory nonetheless.

Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
725dAdriana Garcia

FIFA defend VAR trial for Ronaldo goal

FIFA's Head of Refereeing, Massimo Busacca, has defended the use of video replay that is being tested at the Club World Cup in Japan.

Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images
727dPA Sport

Kashima Antlers reach CWC final, VAR used

Kashima Antlers became the first Asian team to reach the Club World Cup final after beating Atletico Nacional 3-0.

Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images
727dDermot Corrigan

VAR used for first time at Club World Cup

Decision came with the game at 0-0 when Kashima's Daigo Nishi went to ground after tangling with Atletico defender Orlando Berrio.

2017-18 J Lge Standings

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Kawasaki Frontale342167+3069
Sanfrecce Hiroshima3417611+1257
Kashima Antlers3416810+1156
Consadole Sapporo3415109055
Urawa Red Diamonds3414911+1251
FC Tokyo3414812+550
Cerezo Osaka34131110+150
Shimizu S-Pulse3414713+849
Gamba Osaka3414614-548
Vissel Kobe3412913-745
Vegalta Sendai3413615-1045
Yokohama F. Marinos3412517041
Shonan Bellmare34101113-541
Sagan Tosu34101113-541
Nagoya Grampus3412517-741
Jubilo Iwata34101113-1341
Kashiwa Reysol3412319-739
V-Varen Nagasaki348620-2030

RankingsJapanese J1 League

Goal Difference114th
Goals Scored506th
Assists0Tied-1st
Goals Conceded39Tied-7th