Kawasaki Frontale retained the J.League title despite losing 2-1 to Cerezo Osaka on Saturday.
Club said Shunki Takahashi had told a friend via instant messaging that Iniesta, who joined in May, would not appear against Urawa Reds on Sept. 23.
Andres Iniesta is soon to be the star of his very own fly-on-the-wall television series covering his transfer to Vissel Kobe.
Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.
The surprise 2-0 win for Yokohama F. Marinos at high-flying Vissel Kobe on Sunday went a long way to saving the job of coach Ange Postecoglou.
The Spaniard had failed to find the target in seven previous league games but scored one and created the other two in a vital 3-0 win.
Sagan Tosu won 3-0 with Torres scoring the third goal after 84 minutes.
Fernando Torres may still be seeking a first goal in Japan but the Spanish striker is encouraged by the upturn in Sagan Tosu's results.
Andres Iniesta scored his first goal for Vissel Kobe in their 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday.
Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but, after two J-League appearances, has returned to Spain for a few days.
Iniesta was a second-half substitute for Vissel Kobe's 3-0 loss, while Torres couldn't prevent Sagan Tosu - who are second-bottom - from losing 1-0.
Fernando Torres' new team, Sagan Tosu, play in a small city well off the world footballing map. The Spain World Cup winner aims to change all that.
Torres was part of Spain's 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 winning squads and scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for his country.
The J.League suffered a mishap when their official website published an article confirming that Fernando Torres' transfer to Saga Tosu was done.
Andres Iniesta will bring a lot to Vissel Kobe, the J.League and Asia. The 'Iniesta methodology' may shape the future of football in the region.
Andres Iniesta has completed a move to Japanese side Vissel Kobe just days after leaving Barcelona.
Andres Iniesta has hinted that he's set to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe.
Andres Iniesta has reached an agreement to sign with Japan's Vissel Kobe, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Jordi Blanco.
Newcastle Jets attacker Andrew Nabbout says leaving the A-League club for Japan is bittersweet but it's an opportunity he can't pass up.
Ernie Merrick has given Andrew Nabbout his blessing to leave for Japan, confident the Newcastle Jets has enough depth to cover for the star forward.
The likes of Teerasil Dangda and Chanathip Songkrasin making their mark should help spread interest in the J League to Southeast Asia and beyond.
One of the longest careers in football has been extended after 50-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his contract with second-division Yokohama FC.
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