Yokohama F. Marinos

Michael Church in South Africa

Barely a month ago, Japan coach Takeshi Okada stood on the edge of the precipice; now, his team need only a point to progress to the second round for the first time on foreign soil.

Thursday, 24 June, 2010, 12:00am

Play ball

Yokohama Marinos goalkeeper Iikura Hiroki gets in some last-minute practice ahead of the J.League side's friendly against South China at Hong Kong Stadium tonight.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Flugels rally to seize Cup

Tokyo: Yokohama Flugels, in their final game yesterday before merging with cross-town rivals Yokohama Marinos, came from behind to beat Shimizu S-Pulse 2-1 and win the Emperor's Cup, becoming the overall 1998 Japan soccer champions.

2 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Cup kings of the continent on ultimate road to glory

SINCE the Asian Football Confederation followed their European counterparts, UEFA, by launching inter-club competition in 1967, Hong Kong's apathy towards the AFC events was matched by many of the countries around the vast continent.

18 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Cup clashes no nearer a settlement

SOUTH China's waiting game for confirmation on the Asian Cup Winners' Championship final dates looks set to drag on.

Saudi Arabian side Al-Qadisiyah have still to agree on dates proposed by South China and the sport's governing body in the region, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), admit they are facing a problem.

6 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

South China in line for Asian gift

SOUTH China may be awarded a free passage into the final of soccer's Asian Cup-Winners' Championship as semi-final opponents Yokohama Marinos are considering pulling out of the competition.

5 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Security risks big worry for the US

THE American organisers of the 1994 World Cup have confirmed they will be sending a ''security delegation'' to the final round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers to try to work out how best to handle possible security risks such as Iraq, Iran or North Korea.

19 Sep 1993 - 12:00am