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Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres make J-League debuts - but both lose

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Fernando Torres ends speculation of his next club as he announces he'll be joining J.League side Sagan Tosu.

Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres made their much-anticipated debuts in Japanese football on Sunday -- but both ended up on the losing side.

The Spanish pair recently joined J-League teams following illustrious careers in Europe.

Iniesta's signing for Vissel Kobe has been met with understandable excitement in Japan and the home crowd were given their first sight of the former Barcelona great when he came on as a second-half substitute against Shonan Bellmare.

Iniesta, in his first appearance since...

Fernando Torres aiming to put Sagan Tosu on world football's map

Fernando Torres ends speculation of his next club as he announces he'll be joining J.League side Sagan Tosu.

The career of Fernando Torres has come full circle. The Spanish striker fell in love with football from reading the legendary Japanese comic "Captain Tsubasa." "I remember when I was a kid, we couldn't find the signal really well on TV, but everyone in school was talking about this cartoon about football, from Japan," Torres said back in 2012. "I started playing football because of this ... that was the first contact I had with Japan."

The last chapter of a football career that has seen spells with...

Fernando Torres to pass on MLS, Australia to join Japanese side Sagan Tosu

Fernando Torres ends speculation of his next club as he announces he'll be joining J.League side Sagan Tosu.

Former Atletico Madrid and Spain forward Fernando Torres has announced that he has agreed to join Japanese club Sagan Tosu and expects to make his debut for them later this month.

With his time at boyhood club Atletico coming to an end last month, Torres had been linked with destinations including the Chicago Fire in MLS and Australian A-League club Sydney FC, but opted for Japan's J-League.

"My new team will be Sagan Tosu in Japan," the 34-year-old said in Madrid. "Yesterday we signed the...

 By Chris Wright

J.League go early on Fernando Torres signing for Sagan Tosu

The Japanese J.League suffered a mishap on Wednesday when their official website prematurely published an article claiming that Fernando Torres' transfer to Sagan Tosu had been completed.

The page was quickly taken down, but not before it had been captured in screenshot form and widely shared on social media.

Torres was released by Atletico Madrid recently after winning the Europa League, the first trophy the 34-year-old striker has ever won with his boyhood club.

Since then, the veteran has been...