Two decades on from the J.League’s inception, FIFA.com reflects on the stars and successes that have contributed to the competition’s ascent.
Legendary former Yugoslavia midfielder Dragan Stojkovic, now excelling as a coach with Nagoya Grampus, tells FIFA.com of the role football can play in eradicating racism and discrimination.
The Japanese national team are gearing up for their charity game in aid of providing support for the earthquake and tsunami stricken north-east of the country, with 12 players returning from Europe to do their bit.
FIFA.com's review of the big leagues outside Europe features title joy for Colorado Rapids and Nagoya Grampus Eightnew, a new leader in Brazil and a strengthening of Estudiantes' position in Argentina.
FIFA.com looks at how Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are joining Croatia in following in the great football tradition of the former Yugoslavia.
FIFA.com looks ahead to big derbies in Brazil, title contenders squaring off in Japan, and decisive matches in Canada and the USA this weekend.