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2017 Schedule
13-5-16, 9th in Japanese J League
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14dPaul 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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27dPaul 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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155dESPN 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.

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158dJohn Duerden

Van Gaal targeted by Vissel Kobe - reports

Japan's Vissel Kobe, who signed Lukas Podolksi in June, have put Louis van Gaal at the top of their shortlist after firing coach Nelsinho on Monday.

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172dJohn Duerden

Podolski shines for Vissel, helps J.League

Lukas Podolski could turn out to be the J.League's biggest star since its 1990s heyday when Lineker and Zico thrilled crowds, writes John Duerden.

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194dStephan Uersfeld

Podolski: CSL will never reach the top

Lukas Podolski says the Chinese Super League will never join the elite because what happens behind the scenes is "about anything but football."

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200dAssociated Press

Podolski targets CL place after Kobe move

Arriving by charter plane at Kobe Airport, Podolski was greeted by a large group of supporters eager to get a glimpse of the striker.

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202dChris Wright

Podolski in Japan: Bratwurst sushi, anyone?

Vissel Kobe's Lukas Podolski has been immersing himself in Japanese culture -- and is possibly the first person ever to eat bratwurst with chopsticks.

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325dJohn Duerden

Can Podolski put Japan on the map again?

Vissel Kobe have never come close to winning the J.League title but they have signed Lukas Podolski with hopes that he can lift Japanese football.

2016-17 J Lge Standings

TEAMGPWDLGDP
Kawasaki Frontale342194+3972
Kashima Antlers342338+2272
Cerezo Osaka341969+2263
Kashiwa Reysol341888+1662
Yokohama F. Marinos341789+959
Jubilo Iwata3416108+2058
Urawa Red Diamonds3414713+1049
Sagan Tosu3413813-347
Vissel Kobe3413516-544
Gamba Osaka34111013+743
Consadole Sapporo3412715-843
Vegalta Sendai3411815-941
FC Tokyo34101014-540
Shimizu S-Pulse3481016-1834
Sanfrecce Hiroshima348917-1733
Ventforet Kofu3471116-1632
Albirex Niigata347720-3228
Omiya Ardija3451019-3225

RankingsJapanese J League

Goal Difference-5Tied-10th
Goals Scored4011th
Assists0Tied-1st
Goals Conceded4511th