We are proud to announce a new league to add to our ever-expanding Sporting portfolio – The J. League! The league will be with us for the next three years starting from 2020 until 2022.
The J.League is the best and well regarded national league in Asia. Founded in 1992 (28 years ago), it forms part of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
There were a number of international football players that competed in the J.League last year which includes Lukas Podolski (Germany) for Vissel Kobe, Fernando Torres (Spain) for Sagan Tosu and our very own Australian Mitchell Langerak playing for Nagoya Grampas to name a few. Basically, more than 90 international players played in the J League last year!
There are also two teams that have Australian managers – Ange Postecoglou coaches Yokahama F.Marinos who are the defending champions while Peter Cklamovski is set to start with Shimizu S-Pulse.
So, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to with the J.League.
The 2020 J.League season features 18 J1 clubs battling for the crown over 34 rounds.
The first game will kick off at 9.00pm AEDT on the 21st February being Shonan Bellmare v Urawa Red Diamonds on Optus Sport 1.
Optus Sport will broadcast up to 4 matches per round – that means a total of 136 matches for the year.
In addition to matches (Live and Video on Demand only), we will also get access to a ready-to-air weekly 26 minute magazine show, covering the teams, starts and most exciting goals of the week.
J.League is available on ALL platforms.
To find the J.League on Optus Sport, it has its own dedicated section for simplicity.
You can read more about the J.League by reading the Optus media release.
And check out our Yes Crowd J.League 2020 Fixtures on Optus Sport thread to never miss a match.
J-League matches are played between 3pm – 10pm AEST with English Premier League and Women's Super League matches played overnight, how good! ⚽