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The aftershock

other Updated: Mar 17, 2011 23:05 IST

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The devastating impact of the quake and the resulting tsunami that ripped through Japan have affected the sporting events in the country. Here's a look:

Despite hopes that international friendlies against Montenegro on March 25 and New Zealand four days later might go head to "rally the nation", the Japan Football Association (JFA) decided on Wednesday to cancel the former.

On Thursday, New Zealand pulled out of the friendly against Japan scheduled to take place in Tokyo on March 29, citing concerns over the nuclear crisis.

The domestic J. League was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after first and second division clubs held an emergency meeting at the league's headquarters in Tokyo.

The Asian Champions League match between Nagoya Grampus and Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates at Mizuho Track and Field Stadium (Tuesday) and Kashima Antlers and Sydney FC of Australia at Kashima Stadium (Wednesday) were postponed.

National team coach Alberto Zaccheroni and his four assistants flew back home to Italy last Saturday after their relatives grew concerned.

The Japanese round of the MotoGP championship, scheduled to take place at Motegi on April 24, was postponed until Oct. 2, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) said on Tuesday.

A Japanese LPGA event in Kochi was scrapped while next weekend's event in Kagoshima has also been called off.