The AFC Champions League 2021 quarterfinals is headlined by an all-South Korean clash between two giants on Sunday.
Despite a raft of big-name signings recently, it appears that Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe will have to wait till at least 2022 to taste success.
Japan international Kaoru Mitoma has earned a move to Premier League outfit Brighton but will spend the coming season on loan in Belgium.
Vissel Kobe's recent transfer spree has continued with the signing of Bojan Krkic, who will reunite with former Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta.
Vissel Kobe have bolstered their attack with the double capture of Japan internationals Yuya Osako and Yoshinori Muto.
Japan again fell short in its quest to win its first Olympic medal in men's football since 1968 following a 3-1 defeat to Mexico.
Japan face a tough test against Spain in the semi-finals of the men's football at the Tokyo Olympics as they continue their gold medal quest.
With the right blend of defensive experience and youthful flair, Japan may have found the key to unlocking gold at the Olympics.
Japan international Kyogo Furuhashi has earned a move to Europe after signing for Scottish giants Celtic from Vissel Kobe.
An already-troubled 2021 got even more dire for Gamba Osaka on Saturday as they were eliminated from the AFC Champions League group stage.
Former powerhouse Nagoya Grampus notched another win and became the first club from the East Zone to secure a berth in the knockout rounds.
2020 winners Ulsan Hyundai have lived up to top billing in the AFC Champions League, but Kawasaki Frontale and Nagoya Grampus have also impressed.
A late Johor Darul Ta'zim equalizer in stoppage time was nullified after Bergson da Silva was called for a foul on Nagoya defender Yasuki Kimoto.
Celtic have confirmed the appointment of former Australia boss Ange Postecoglou as their new manager on a 12-month rolling contract.
Celtic are on the verge of confirming Ange Postecoglou as their new manager, sources have told ESPN.
Japan are not breaking a sweat so far in the Asian World Cup qualifiers but their stars could still have plenty to prove in the next three matches.
Ahead of their return to the AFC Champions League, Gamba Osaka have sacked Tsuneyasu Miyamoto after a woeful record of one win in ten league games.
Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said on Tuesday he has extended his contract with Vissel Kobe by another two years.
Iconic Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta will play on at least after his 38th birthday after signing a two-year contract extension with Vissel Kobe.
Nagoya Grampus are looking to secure the services of Kasper Junker, last season's top scorer in Norway's Eliteserien.
Kazuyoshi Miura is set to play on at the age of 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC for another season, the club said on Monday.
At 53, Japanese forward Kazuyoshi Miura became the oldest player to appear in a J-League first division match.
This year's edition of the AFC Cup has been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent's governing body for soccer said Thursday.
With the AFC Champions League set to resume in September, here's a look at where football stands in leagues across the region.
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