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Osim’s family expresses thanks

Kyodo News

The family of Ivica Osim on Friday expressed gratitude for the support and get-well messages the Japan national team coach has received since suffering a stroke last week. Osim remains unconscious and in intensive care in a hospital in Urayasu, east of Tokyo, after he collapsed at his house in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 16. “Having now come through the most critical stage, we would like to thank the hospital for looking after Ivica Osim and express our gratitude to the Japan Football Association, all the fans, the Japanese people and other people in various parts of the world for their support,” Osim’s family said in a statement.