J-League season preview

Can Stojkovic and Grampus do it better?

March 4, 2011
By John Duerden
Much has happened in Japan since Nagoya Grampus players cavorted on Shonan Bellmare's pitch last November to take the title for the first time. Dragan Stojkovic could not keep an impish, even 'Pixy-like' grin off his face.

The same can be said of Japanese football in general. The national team became the champions of Asia for the fourth time in January and a growing number of stars are impressing in Europe.

Now it is back to domestic matters and the start of the 2011 J-League ...

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