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Ange Postecoglou's Yokohama F. Marinos beat rivals FC Tokyo to secure J-League title

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Ange Postecoglou lifts the J-League trophy with his Yokohama F. Marinos side.

Yokohama F. Marinos eased past title rivals FC Tokyo 3-0 on Saturday to clinch their first J-League trophy since 2004.

Yokohama, led by former Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou, dominated from the start and took a 2-0 lead into half-time courtesy of Thai defender Theerathon Bunmatan's deflected effort and Brazilian forward Erik's neat finish.

Despite having goalkeeper Il-Kyu Park sent off midway through the second half, Yokohama wrapped up the win courtesy of substitute Keita Endo's counter-attack...

Ange Postecoglou on the brink of history with Yokohama F. Marinos

Ange Postecoglou is just 90 minutes from what's being hailed as the greatest achievement by an Australian soccer coach with his Yokohama F. Marinos poised to clinch the J-League title next Saturday.

Yokohama host second-placed FC Tokyo in a blockbuster final-round clash and only an unlikely home defeat of four goals or more will prevent the 54-year-old from becoming the first Australian coach to win a major domestic club trophy overseas.

It comes two years after he walked away from coaching the...

Manchester City group worth $4.8 billion after Silver Lake buy 10 percent

The owner of English Premier League champions Manchester City has sold a $500 million stake to private equity firm Silver Lake, valuing Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group (CFG) at $4.8 billion.

The Financial Times were first to report the deal on Wednesday.

Silver Lake will buy just over 10% of CFG, which owns Manchester City and six other football clubs worldwide, including New York City FC in MLS and Melbourne City in the Australian A-League.

"Silver Lake is a global leader in technology...

De Bruyne, Sterling net as City beat Yokohama

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Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring Manchester City's second.

Manchester City ended their preseason tour of Asia on a high with a 3-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for the Premier League champions after 18 minutes, but their J-League opponents were level soon afterwards courtesy of Keita Endo's equaliser.

Raheem Sterling restored City's lead shortly before half-time, and 20-year-old forward Lukas Nmecha sealed the win in second-half stoppage time.

City winger Leroy Sane has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich...

Manchester City ownership group eye India club investment in 2019

The parent company of Premier League champions Manchester City, MLS franchise New York City FC and A-League club Melbourne City expect to add a team in India before the end of the year.

City Football Group (CFG), which also owns Japan's Yokohama F Marinos, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay and FC Girona of Spain, bought a stake in third-tier Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu in February.

And chief executive Ferran Soriano said CFG could add "two or three" more clubs to their portfolio with India, where...