May 9, 2016

Zaccheroni under fire at struggling Beijing Guoan

Beijing Guoan coach Alberto Zaccheroni came under mounting pressure as hundreds of fans protested after a 2-1 defeat to 10-man Jiangsu Suning late on Sunday. Some supporters were in tears at the final whistle and fans later massed at Beijing's Workers' Stadium players and staff ...

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

/ Feb 3, 2015

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

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Javier Aguirre was fired as Japan's national team manager on Tuesday after a match-fixing case naming him as a defendant was accepted by a Spanish court. The Japan Football Association dismissed Aguirre, who had only been in the job since August, after judging that the ...

Zaccheroni left with regrets

/ Jun 25, 2014

Zaccheroni left with regrets

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Coach Alberto Zaccheroni conceded he must share the blame for Japan's failure to make their mark at the two most important competitions of his four-year tenure after the Samurai Blue were dumped out of the World Cup in the first round on Tuesday. Zaccheroni, who ...

Kagawa accepts fate

/ Jun 21, 2014

Kagawa accepts fate

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Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted he deserved to start on the bench in Thursday's 0-0 draw against Greece after struggling in Japan's opening game at the World Cup. Although coach Alberto Zaccheroni told reporters after the Greece match that his decision to start ...