Japan's 53-year-old footballing golden oldie Kazuyoshi Miura, better known as King Kazu, won plaudits Thursday for his latest record-setting appearance, but said he was disappointed he didn't score.
Kazuyoshi Miura, the 53-year-old Japanese footballer known as "King Kazu", proved Wednesday he was worthy of his crown after setting another record in a J-League first-division match.
Vissel Kobe lost against Keshiwa Reysol and this wasn't the only bad piece of news. Andrés Iniesta had to leave the field in the 22nd minute after receiving a knock on the right leg.
Andres Iniesta brought up 50 games for Vissel Kobe after his team's 2-3 win at Consadole Sapparo. His time in Japan has been a very good one. He keeps on winning games, adding titles to his trophy cabinet and being important for his coach.
Japan's top-flight football league called off a match Sunday after two Nagoya Grampus players tested positive for coronavirus, the first game shelved since the J-League resumed a month ago.
Vissel Kobe, with the ex-Barcelona player Andrés Iniesta starting, clearly prevailed 3-1 over Shimizu in matchday five of the J League.
Up to 5,000 fans will be able to attend Japanese football and baseball games from July 10, officials said Monday as the sports inch towards normality after coronavirus suspensions.
Despite the impressive development in the Japanese national football scene, this has not translated into sponsorship deals with gambling brands akin as happens in other parts of the world.
Australia goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak has tested positive for coronavirus, his Japanese club Nagoya Grampus announced, becoming the second player infected at the J-League side.
Argentina's Leo Messi, Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Belgium's Eden Hazard and England's Raheem Sterling are Teruhito Nakagawa's main references, as the best player of the Japanese League 2019 acknowledged.
Andres Iniesta has described his struggle with depression while playing for Barcelona, which his mother says was a "bottomless pit" that caused her 25-year-old son to ask to sleep with his parents.