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V Varen Nagasaki vs Albirex Niigata - Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 28.

On November 28, the J.League International YouTube Channel will broadcast a free J2 match from Round 37: the clash between V Varen Nagasaki and Albirex Niigata. 

Third place Nagasaki, who are only three points behind second place Avispa Fukuoka, will host Niigata. On last Wednesday, they took the lead against Matsumoto Yamaga FC, but conceded an equalizer just before the end and had to do with a tie. Expectations are high for a Brazilian striker Edigar Junio, as the rest of the team showed an overall lack of scoring ability. On the other hand, Niigata suffered a total defeat against Ehime FC in the previous round, and their hopes for promotion are vanishing. Fixing their fragile defense, which conceded three goals in their last match, will be crucial.

The match kicks off at 14:00 JST on November 28 (Saturday).

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*Broadcast only available to audiences outside of Japan*

 

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Kawasaki Frontale vs Gamba Osaka – Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 25!

League leaders Kawasaki Frontale face Gamba Osaka this week and global fans in select market scan catch all the action on our official J.LEAGUE International YouTube channel! Don't miss the MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE's top-performing team in action on November 25th!

Just a single point at the Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium would confer the title for Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday. The task never seemed daunting for the leaders but now it’s the otherwise. A win and a draw and two defeats are the receipts they have amassed in the past four fixtures. One of the defeats was a 1-0 pipping to Oita Trinita who now sit 11th on the ladder. The counterparts’ Kawasaki-customized plans have been successfully staggering the Toru Oniki-led boys. Regardless, the 14 points gap with the chaser places them as obvious favourites for the title. Todoroki Stadium braces for the finale and it’s all-or-nothing.

Nothing but three points would prolong Gamba’s title hopes and the black and blue did likewise on Sunday at the Saitama Stadium 2002. The current state is in no favour for Gamba, but chances aren’t zero. The short rest may take a toll on them yet, they seek to store the fatigue aside and elongate their title dream.

*Broadcast only available to audiences in the following countries:
ASIA: India, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Philippines, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia and Laos.
MENA: United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and South Sudan.
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican State.

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Oita Trinita vs Kawasaki Frontale – Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 21!

The league leaders are on the road in the MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE—and global fans in select markets can catch all the action on our official J.LEAGUE International YouTube channel! Don't miss out as Kawasaki Frontale travel to face Oita Trinita on November 21st!

Three points at the Oita Bank Dome against Oita Trinita would do nothing but to seal Kawasaki Frontale’s third J1 League title. There are numbers to calculate though. If second-placed Gamba Osaka fail to edge out Urawa Red Diamonds on Sunday, Kawasaki will ascend to the throne regardless of their narrative at the Dome.

It took two games for Kawasaki to groove on the pitch again. The Toru Oniki-led outfit defeated Yokohama F. Marinos on Wednesday to claim their first victory after two games of dissipation. The visitors are keen to replicate their previous 2-0 feat against Oita; despite the absence of suspended defensive leader Jesiel, who provided the winner against Yokohama, the pool of defensive talents in Kawasaki are poised to null the void. The 23-year-old winger, Kaoru Mitoma’s role would be vital to seal the deal on Saturday as the host brace for a lockdown in a wish to fend off any confetti at their den. It would be Oita’s first game after 18 days of absence, having the Kashiwa Reysol fixture called off in between. The superior amount of rest could be their only facet to stop who had been formidable throughout the season.

*Broadcast only available to audiences in the following countries:
ASIA: India, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Philippines, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia and Laos.
MENA: United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and South Sudan.
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican State.

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Tochigi SC vs. Mito Hollyhock - Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 21

On November 21, the J.League International YouTube Channel will broadcast a free J2 match from Round 35: the clash between Tochigi SC and Mito Hollyhock.

Tochigi SC have suffered two consecutive defeats, the last of them against Giravanz Kitakyushu in the past weekend. Since they have only scored a goal in the last five matches, their problem is obviously finding the net. While defending patiently, they might want to make good use of the few chances they might get in order to claim the three points. Meanwhile, Mito comes from defeating Kyoto Sanga 2-1 on the last match-day. Shumpei Fukahori, who scored a brace, is expected to play a crucial role this week as well.

The match kicks off at 18:00 JST on November 21 (Saturday).

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*Broadcast only available to audiences outside of Japan*

 

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An eSports Tournament for the World EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series eJ.LEAGUE This year, a new battle begins on the Road to the 2021 FIFA eWorld Cup

The J. League is again hosting an eSports competition starting from 26th December, 2020 which will award valuable EA SPORTS™ FIFA Global Series Points on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2021.

EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series eJ.LEAGUE will be played at 2 stages; “Club Champions Cup” on J,League mode and “FUT Champions Cup” based on FIFA eWORLD CUP™ regulations, on EA SPORTS FIFA 21, the game produced by Electronic Arts (EA).

The champion of “Club Champions Cup” on J,League mode will be awarded prize money of one million yen. The runner-up will be awarded five hundred thousand yen (newly), and the third-place winner will be awarded one hundred thousand yen (for 2 players, newly)

The champion and the runner-up of “FUT Champions Cup” will be granted with a place for the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series East Asia region playoffs hosted by EA,.

The J. League seeks to give everyone diverse opportunities to experience sport close up as a part of their everyday life, regardless of age or gender. The EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series allows this 4th time eSports competition since 2018 to have the dual aims of sending players out to the world and spreading awareness of the joys of football.

Although the tournaments take place online basically, the final round on 23rd and 24th January 2021 will be played offline.

*All tournaments might be played online depending on the situation of COVID-19.

Also, “eJ.League All-star match” using J.League all-star players who are selected by fan voting in advance will be held on 23rd January 2021. The all-star teams will be played by ex-J.Leaguers or celebrities who are the big fan of the J.League.

The FIFA 21 Global Series eJ.LEAGUE Overview

■Title
FIFA21 Global Series eJ.LEAGUE

■Host
Japan Professional Football League

■Special Cooperation
To be decided

■Top Partner
To be decided

■Date
《Club Champions Cup》
Preliminary Round: December 26th (Sat) and 27th (Sun), 2020 (without streaming)
Final Round: January 9th (Sat) and 10th (Sun) and 23rd (Sat), 2021

《FUT Champions Cup》
January 24th (Sun), 2021

■Venue
eXeField Akiba (on January 9th, 10th, 23rd and 24th, 2021)

■Broadcast
J.League official YouTube channel, J.League official LINE LIVE, Twitter Live (TBD)

■Videogame
EA SPORTS FIFA21
This football computer game was developed by EA SPORTS and released by Electronic Arts in October, 2020. The players of all 18 J1 teams are listed using their real names.   

■Terminal
PlayStation 4
PlayStation and PS4 are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

■Clubs2020 J1 Clubs
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, Vegalta Sendai, Kashima Antlers, Urawa Reds, Kashiwa Reysol, F.C. Tokyo, Kawasaki Frontale, Yokohama F・Marinos, Yokohama FC, Shonan Bellmare, Shimizu S-Pulse, Nagoya Grampus, Gamba Osaka, Cerezo Osaka, Vissel Kobe, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Sagan Tos, Oita Trinita

■Competition format
《Club Champions Cup》 
Preliminary Round
Each of the 18 J1 clubs will host a knockout tournament and either one or two players from each tournament will qualify for the final.
Each J. League club is entitled to nominate one player separately to advance to the final round. The tournament winner will advance in the case of a club which nominates a player, or the winner and runner-up in the case of a club which does not.
The match will be played as single tournaments using “Online Friendly” (over 90-rated mode). No extra time or penalty shootout will be played when a score is tied at the end of normal time - players hold the rematch and the winner is decided by the golden goal.

Final Round
・Group Stage
The final round will be contested by 36 players (anticipated), two from each J1 club, consisting of players advancing from the preliminary round and players specially nominated by J. League clubs*.
The players will be divided into 6 groups of 6 from which 16 players, namely the top 2 finishers in each group and 4 third-placed finishers with the best results, will advance to the knock-out tournament.
Matches at the group stage will be played as single tournaments
No extra time will be played when a total score over the 2 legs is tied at the end of normal time.

・Knock-out Stage; the first round
Matches in the single knock-out tournament (single elimination) by 16 players.
No extra time or penalty shootout will be played when a score is tied at the end of normal time - players hold the rematch and the winner is decided by the golden goal.

・Knock-out Stage; the quarter final, semi-final, final
Matches will be contested over two legs, home and away.
No extra time or penalty shootout will be played when a total score over the 2 legs is tied at the end of normal time - players hold the rematch and the winner is decided by the golden goal.

*Players nominated by J. League clubs
Eligibility applies to players registered with EA SPORTS FIFA 21 who represented one of the 18 J1 clubs during the 2020 season.
Each club may nominate one player. (Clubs may select not to nominate a player.)

《FUT Champions Cup》
Quarterfinalists of 8 players at Club Champions Cup will play in the tournament to gain a place  for the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series East Asian Playoffs.
Matches in the knock-out tournament (double elimination) over two legs, home and away on FUT Friendly mode. No extra time or penalty shootout will be played when a total score over the 2 legs is tied at the end of normal time - players hold the rematch and the winner is decided by the golden goal.

■Prizes
《Club Champions Cup》
ChampioneJ.LEAGUE Cup / Prize money of 1 million yen (extra prize; TBD)
Runner-up Prize money of 300,000 yen
Third place Prize money of 100,000 yen × 2 players

《FUT Champions Cup》
Champion Qualification for FIFA21 Global Series East Asian region playoffs (extra prize; TBD)
Runner-up Qualification for FIFA21 Global Series East Asian region playoffs

The FIFA 21 Global Series eJ.LEAGUE How to Participate

■ Application Period
17:00 Monday, December 7 – 12:00 Monday, December 21, 2020

■ Application Method
※A link is available from the special page on the J.LEAGUE.jp website.
※Online applications only.
※Only one application per person.

■Participation
feeNone

■Eligibility
〇Aged 16 and above (as of 31st December, 2020) and able to participate in the final round on 9th (Sat), 10th (Sun), 23rd (Sat) and 24th (Sun) 2021
※Applicants under the age of 20 must provide the signed, written permission of a parent or legal guardian.

〇Japanese residency and sufficient Japanese language ability to communicate with the competition secretariat and other competitors. (Any nationality)

■ Handling of Personal Information
○ Whenever receiving personal information, the J. League always states its
purpose clearly and obtains the client’s consent for this by fair and appropriate means. The J. League only uses such personal information within the scope required for the stated purposes.

○ The J. League only permits the use of personal information received from
clients either at the J. League or by J. League subcontractors and partners for
the following stated purposes:  
・The keeping, use and analysis of information within the scope of J. League activities
・Providing requested materials and information when possible
・Responding to questions, feedback and requests
・Communications
・Other purposes laid down in the terms of J. League services.

■ Inquiries: eJ.League SecretariatMAIL [email protected]
※This outline has been excerpted from FIFA 21eJ.LEAGUE tournament regulations. Please refer to the full regulations for further details.

 

J.LEAGUE News

Number of clubs promoted and relegated at the end of the 2021 season

J.LEAGUE has announced that the number of clubs to be promoted and relegated at the end of the 2021 season.  More details on the format of the tournaments will be announced as soon as  determined.

[Number of clubs to be promoted and relegated at the end of the 2021 season]
Number of promoted clubs

- Promotion from J2 LEAGUE to J1 LEAGUE: 2 clubs
- Promotion from J3 LEAGUE to J2 LEAGUE: 2 clubs
The number of clubs promoted may vary if some of the clubs have not earned the required J.LEAGUE club license.

Number of relegated clubs
- Relegation from J1 LEAGUE to J2 LEAGUE: 4 clubs
- Relegation from J2 LEAGUE to J3 LEAGUE: 4 clubs
The number of clubs relegated also may change according to changes in the number of promoted clubs.

 

J.LEAGUE News

Introduction of Video Assistant Referee for the 2021 and 2022 season

After discontinuing the use of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) through the 2020 season, the J.LEAGUE has decided to reintroduce it for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

■VAR will be utilized for the matches below
■ 2021 season matches : 394 matches

- MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE : 380 matches
- Super Cup : 1 match
- J.LEAGUE YBC Levain Cup, Prime Stage : 13 matches

■ 2022 season matches : 321 matches
- MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE : 306 matches *2
- Super Cup : 1 match *1
- J.LEAGUE YBC Levain Cup, Prime Stage : 13 matches
- J1 Promotion Playoff Final : 1 match *1

*1 Whether these matches will be held is yet to be determined.
*2 Considering the MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE will be consisting of 18 clubs.

 

J.LEAGUE News

Kawasaki Frontale vs Yokohama F・Marinos – Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 18!

Kawasaki Frontale are marching to another MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE title but they have last year's champions in the way this week! Don't miss our LIVE broadcast of Kawasaki Frontale vs. Yokohama F·Marinos on the official J.LEAGUE International YouTube channel, which will be available to fans in select markets!

League leaders Kawasaki Frontale are to encounter defending champions, Yokohama F. Marinos at the Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium. Their previous head-to-head in September saw Kawasaki stealing all three points at the den of F. Marinos, Nissan Stadium. The victor leveraged on Yokohama’s wide backyard and sailed through with Kaoru Mitoma brace and Akihiro Ienaga screamer. Three points on Wednesday would mean their title vow could come as early as the 21st of November. The culmination is in the vicinity of light blue and black and it is only a matter of how.

*Broadcast only available to audiences in the following countries:
ASIA: India, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Philippines, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia and Laos.
MENA: United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and South Sudan.
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican State.

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2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE Sec. 34 Ehime FC vs. Ventforet Kofu rescheduled

J.LEAGUE has announced that the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE match which was postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rescheduled as follows.

■2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE match rescheduled

Date KO Fixture Venue TV/Internet
(in Japan)
Wednesday
9 December
13:00 Ehime FC vs Ventforet
Kofu
Ningineer
Stadium
DAZN

 

J.LEAGUE News

2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE Ehime FC vs Ventforet Kofu cancelled

J.LEAGUE has announced that the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE match between Ehime FC and Ventforet Kofu , scheduled for Sunday 15 November 2020 at 13:00 JST, has been cancelled after cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed at Ehime. Further details of the match cancelled will be announced when determined.

■Match cancelled
2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE  Sec. 34

Date KO Fixture Venue
Sunday
15 November
13:00 Ehime FC vs Ventforet
Kofu
Ningineer
Stadium

 

J.LEAGUE News

Albirex Niigata vs JEF United Ichihara Chiba - Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 15.

On November 15, the J.League International YouTube Channel will broadcast a free J2 match from Round 34: the clash between Albirex Niigata and JEF United Ichihara Chiba.

Niigata will meet Ichihara Chiba at home after sharing points with Jubilo Iwata in a game in which they conceded the equalizer just before the final whistle and lost ground in the promotion battle. On the other hand, Ichihara Chiba comes from experiencing a dramatic 3-2 victory against Matsumoto Yamaga FC, finding the winning goal in the dying moments of the match. In both cases, the final moments of the game were crucial, so we can expect to see Nigata and Ichihara Chiba to stay very focused until the very end!

The match kicks off at 14:00 JST on November 15 (Sunday)

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*Broadcast only available to audiences outside of Japan*

 

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Kashima Antlers vs Kawasaki Frontale – Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 14!

The league leaders are on the road in the MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE—and global fans in select markets can catch all the action on our official J.LEAGUE International YouTube channel! Don't miss out as Kawasaki Frontale travel to face Kashima Antlers on November 14th!

After a bitter home defeat that shattered another rewrite of J League’s historic streak record, league leaders Kawasaki Frontale encounter Kashima Antlers away from home. Despite last week’s setback to Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, their 13 points difference with the second-placed Gamba Osaka indicate they are just inches away from the title. As the predominant outfit of the fold, thwarting Kashima’s counters would be vital given the host’s history of come-from-behind victory last week. With a goal to his name last week, Kashima marksman Ayase Ueda is the man to present another nightmarish round to Kawasaki.

*Broadcast only available to audiences in the following countries.

ASIA: India, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Philippines, Bhutan, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia and Laos.
MENA: United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia and South Sudan.
EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican State.

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J.LEAGUE Train Wrap Runs Across Bangkok, Thailand

J.LEAGUE has announced that from Saturday, the 7th of November, a Train Wrap promoting the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE started running on the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) lines across the Bangkok, Thailand.

The J.LEAGUE has been promoting business projects in Asia in recent years and the J.LEAGUE has become very popular especially in Thailand. According to a recent survey (ran by J.LEAGUE), the interest has increased to 49%, meaning that roughly one in two people in Thailand is interested in the J.LEAGUE.

To raise awareness and increase followers of the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE in Thailand, we created the Train Wrap.

○ Train Wrap
Dates: November 7 to December 20, 2020
Lines: All lines of the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS)
Running Time: 5:30 to 22:30 (in Thailand)
Design: Players from all eighteen J1 clubs (chosen based on the promotional concept: “Global Icons, Local Heroes, This is J.LEAGUE”) are printed on the wrap.

 
https://www.bts.co.th/eng/ 
Commonly known as BTS (the acronym for their operator Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited), the Bangkok Skytrain is an elevated rapid transit system serving Bangkok, Thailand’s capital. 

 

J.LEAGUE News

2020 J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP FINAL Kashiwa Reysol vs F.C.Tokyo rescheduled

J.LEAGUE has announced that the 2020 J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP FINAL match between Kashiwa Reysol and F.C.Tokyo, has been rescheduled for Monday 4 January 2021. The kickoff time will be between 2 and 3 PM and it will be announced with broadcasting details when determined.
 
■Match rescheduled
2020 J.LEAGUE YBC Levain CUP FINAL

Date KO Fixture Venue
Monday
4 January
2021
between
2 and 3
PM
Kashiwa
Reysol
vs F.C.Tokyo National Stadium

 

J.LEAGUE News

2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE Sec. 27 Kashiwa Reysol vs. Oita Trinita rescheduled

J.LEAGUE has announced that the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE match which was postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rescheduled as follows.

■2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE match rescheduled

Sec. Date KO Fixture Venue TV/Internet
(in Japan)
27 Wednesday
9 December
19:00 Kashiwa
Reysol
vs Oita
Trinita
SANKYO FRONTIER Kashiwa Stadium DAZN

 

J.LEAGUE News

2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE Sec. 26 Vegalta Sendai vs. Kashiwa Reysol rescheduled

J.LEAGUE has announced that the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE match which was postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rescheduled as follows.

■2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE match rescheduled

Sec. Date KO Fixture Venue TV/Internet
(in Japan)
26 Tuesday
1st December
19:00 Vegalta
Sendai
vs Kashiwa
Reysol
Yurtec Stadium Sendai DAZN

 

J.LEAGUE News

Kyoto Sanga FC vs Tokyo Verdy - Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 11.

On November 11, the J.League International YouTube Channel will broadcast a free J2 match from Round 33: the clash between Kyoto Sanga FC and Tokyo Verdy.

Kyoto Sanga host Tokyo Verdy after losing to Tochigi FC and stopping their winning streak at two. Their attackers were unsuccessful in their last game and need to step up. Tokyo Verdy are going through a difficult period, with no victories in their last six games. In particular, they need to fix their shaky defense, which conceded 10 goals in their last four games.

The match kicks off at 19:00 JST on November 11 (Wednesday)

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*Broadcast only available to audiences outside of Japan*

 

J.LEAGUE News

2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE and J3 LEAGUE: Season Considered Completed

J.LEAGUE announced that the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE and J3 LEAGUE are considered completed after the matches held today, as they met the criteria of holding 75% of its total games and 50% of each team's games.

■2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE and J3 LEAGUE total number of matches:
・J2 LEAGUE:462
・J3 LEAGUE:306

■2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE and J3 LEAGUE matches held as of 8 November:
・J2 LEAGUE:352 (equivalent to 76.2% of all matches)
・J3 LEAGUE:234 (equivalent to 76.5% of all matches)

※About the competition format for the 2020 season :
https://www.jleague.jp/en/news/article/17144/

※About the Season Considered Completed for the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE :
https://www.jleague.jp/en/news/article/18270/

 

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Thespakusatsu Gunma vs V Varen Nagasaki - Free Live Streaming on the J.League International YouTube Channel on November 8.

The J.League International YouTube Channel will broadcast a free J2 match this week-end. From Match-day 32, played on November 8, we will offer the game between Thes-pakusatsu Gunma and V Varen Nagasaki.

Third-place Nagasaki will travel to Gunma. In the previous match, they experienced a comfortable 3-1 victory over Machida Zelvia, and have not lost in five games. Their powerful offense produced seven goals in the last two games, and it is the weapon they will count on to clinch their third consecutive victory. On the other hand, Gunma are win-less in the last three games. Their form seems to be once again nosediving, as they are conceding several goals. Their defensive asset needs to be improved in order to have the chance to come out of this match with a positive result.

The match kicks off at 19:00 JST on November 8th (Sunday)

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*Broadcast only available to audiences outside of Japan*

 

J.LEAGUE News

2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE Kashiwa Reysol vs Oita Trinita cancelled

J.LEAGUE has announced that the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE match between Kashiwa Reysol and Oita Trinita, scheduled for Saturday 14 November 2020 at 15:00 JST, has been cancelled after multiple cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed at Kashiwa. Further details of  the match cancelled will be announced when  determined.

■Match cancelled
2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE  Sec. 27

Date KO Fixture Venue
Saturday
14 November
15:00 Kashiwa
Reysol
vs Oita
Trinita
SANKYO FRONTIER
Kashiwa Stadium