North Korea striker Jong Tae-Se -- dubbed "the People's Wayne Rooney" -- has signed for Japan's Shimizu S-Pulse.
Jong, 31, who was born in Nagoya, Japan to Korean parents and holds a North Korean passport, completed a move from South Korea's Suwon Bluewings to the J-League side.
"I would like to dedicate myself from here on to Shimizu S-Pulse," Jong said following the transfer. "I will sacrifice myself and advance as one with the team.
"I want to carve the words 'history' and 'honour' into my heart...
OSAKA, Japan -- Uruguay forward Diego Forlan will not be offered a contract extension, the president of his J-League second-division side Cerezo Osaka said on Saturday.
Forlan's contract, worth a reported $5.8 million, expires at the end of July.
The 36-year-old Forlan joined Cerezo in 2014 from Brazil's Internacional and scored seven goals in 26 appearances in the top flight last season, but Cerezo were relegated to J2. He has scored 10 goals in 16 games this season.
Forlan was awarded the Golden...
ZURICH -- FIFA says Osaka and Yokohama will be host cities for the 2015 Club World Cup in Japan.
The Nagai Stadium in Osaka previously hosted the athletics world championships in 2007 and three matches at the 2002 World Cup.
The International Stadium in Yokohama staged the 2002 World Cup final and has previously hosted six Club World Cup finals.
The Club World Cup includes champions of FIFA's six continental confederations plus the host nation's league title winner. Auckland City and Club America...