A J.League committee has decided that a conclusion to the abandoned Kashima game will be reached by resuming play where it left off.
The teams will reconvene at Kashima Stadium on October 7th and play out the remaining 16 minutes (plus stoppage time) with Frontale's 3-1 lead intact.
In the past, abandoned J.League games have always been replayed in full from 0-0. However, never before has a team held such an advantage at such an advanced stage of the game - hence the unprecedented handling.
Injuries permitting, both teams will have to field the same 11 players who were on the pitch when time was called. For Frontale this means a line-up of:
Kawashima - Mori - Yokoyama (sub for Sonoda) - Ito - Murakami - Taniguchi - Kengo - Tasaka (sub for Yabu) - Yamagishi (sub for Renatinho) - Chong - Juninho