J-League Matches Cancelled After Earthquake


All weekend football matches in Japan's J-League have been cancelled because of the devastating earthquake that hit north of Tokyo, killing many and triggering a tsunami. A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast on Friday, sweeping away people, homes, cars and boats as widespread fires burned out of control. Authorities said hundreds of people have been killed.

A total of 19 matches in the J-League, whose 2011 season only began last weekend, and the second division were postponed the league said in a short statement after the biggest earthquake to hit Japan in 140 years struck the northeast coast. Four J-League teams are also scheduled to take part in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday and Wednesday.



Picture: Courtesy of Reuters
Video: Courtesy of Associated Press

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