Yokohama breathe life into J-League

November 30, 2003
By Alastair Himmer
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Yokohama F-Marinos did more than break the monopoly of Jubilo Iwata and Kashima Antlers by winning the closest title race in J-League history - they breathed new life into domestic soccer in Japan.

There was something fitting about striker Tatsuhiko Kubo, a player described by a former manager as being 'completely bonkers,' snatching an injury-time winner to give Yokohama a 2-1 victory over 2002 champions Jubilo Iwata on Saturday.

It was also appropriate ...

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