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JFA chief to make appeal to FIFA

Japan Football Association President Saburo Kawabuchi said Friday he will call on FIFA to reverse its latest decision to allow only one person to give instructions from the technical zone during matches at this summer’s World Cup finals in Germany.

“I’ll continue to make our claim,” said Kawabuchi, who believes that national team coach Zico should be allowed to have his interpreter with him by the pitch side to convey orders to his players as he does not have a good command of the Japanese language.