Vissel Kobe and Yokohama F Marinos missed nine consecutive spot kicks in the deciding penalty shootout as Andres Iniesta's team eventually won.
One of the longest careers in football has been extended after Kazuyoshi Miura, 52, signed a contract with J-League club Yokohama FC on Saturday.
Yokohama F. Marinos eased past title rivals FC Tokyo 3-0 on Saturday to clinch their first J-League trophy since 2004.
Ange Postecoglou is just 90 minutes from what's being hailed as the greatest achievement by an Australian soccer coach.
Former Barcelona and Spain striker David Villa has announced he will retire at the end of the year.
Spain's World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres ended a glittering 18-year career on Friday with his final match for J-League club Sagan Tosu.
Fernando Torres hung up his boots on Friday with the final game of his illustrious 18-year career coming against an old teammate.
Carles Perez scored twice as Barcelona beat a Vissel Kobe side including Andres Iniesta 2-0 in the Rakuten Cup on Saturday in Japan.
Manchester City ended their preseason tour of Asia on a high with a 3-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.
Andrew Nabbout has signed for Melbourne Victory, rounding out what has been an impressive week on the transfers front for Marco Kurz's side.
Kashima Antlers have agreed a deal to sell forward Hiroki Abe to Barcelona, the Japanese club have announced.
Real Madrid have announced the signing of FC Tokyo midfielder Takefusa Kubo.
Sergi Samper, who has made one appearance this season, said his desire to play regular football again was the main reason behind his decision.
Former J-League manager Tatsuma Yoshida is in line to be appointed as next coach of the Singapore national team, sources have told ESPN.
Andres Iniesta has said he and his family struggled to adapt after swapping Barcelona for Vissel Kobe but they are now beginning to feel settled.
Former Japan international forward Miura will play for the second-tier club throughout the 2019 season, the J-League announced.
Ex-Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou's Yokohama F Marinos have narrowly avoided a relegation playoff to remain in Japan's top flight.
David Villa has revealed that he will be joining up with former Spain teammate Andres Iniesta in Japan at Vissel Kobe, after leaving NYCFC.
Kawasaki Frontale retained the J.League title despite losing 2-1 to Cerezo Osaka on Saturday.
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.
Andres Iniesta is soon to be the star of his very own fly-on-the-wall television series covering his transfer to Vissel Kobe.
Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.
The surprise 2-0 win for Yokohama F. Marinos at high-flying Vissel Kobe on Sunday went a long way to saving the job of coach Ange Postecoglou.
The Spaniard had failed to find the target in seven previous league games but scored one and created the other two in a vital 3-0 win.
Sagan Tosu won 3-0 with Torres scoring the third goal after 84 minutes.
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