Japan manager Halilhodzic unhurt after car crash

Aug 24, 2015

Japan manager Halilhodzic unhurt after car crash

Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic ran his car into a taxi on Monday morning but was unhurt, the Japan Football Association said. Halilhodzic was driving in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward when he collided with an empty cab, whose driver was also not injured. The damage to ...

JFA backs Halilhodzic after East Asian Cup debacle

Aug 10, 2015

JFA backs Halilhodzic after East Asian Cup debacle

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is not losing his job any time soon, Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said Monday. Upon returning from Wuhan, China, where Japan finished last at the East Asian Cup for the first time, Shimoda came to the defense ...

Japan finishes last at East Asian Cup

Aug 10, 2015

Japan finishes last at East Asian Cup

Urawa Reds midfielder Yuki Muto scored a first-half equalizer, but it was not enough to prevent Japan from finishing bottom of the standings for the first time at the East Asian Cup on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against host China in the final ...

Halilhodzic cracks whip after North Korea defeat

Aug 3, 2015

Halilhodzic cracks whip after North Korea defeat

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has blasted his players and ordered them to show some pride after a shock 2-1 defeat to North Korea in their East Asian Cup opener in China on Sunday. Second-string Japan made a dream start as Yuki Muto fired the ...

Japan stunned by North Korea in East Asian Cup opener

Aug 2, 2015

Japan stunned by North Korea in East Asian Cup opener

Yuki Muto scored on his debut but holder Japan was sentenced to a shock 2-1 defeat to North Korea in its opening match at the East Asian Cup on Sunday night. Muto struck early in the first half but North Korea piled on the ...

Jul 30, 2015

Fujita, Rokutan added to Japan squad for East Asian Cup

Midfielder Naoyuki Fujita and goalkeeper Yuji Rokutan have been added to Japan’s East Asian Cup team, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. Fujita, who plays for Sagan Tosu, and Rokutan of Vegalta Sendai will replace Yosuke Kashiwagi and Shuichi Gonda, respectively. Kashiwagi, who plays ...

Jul 2, 2015

Injured Uchida to miss most of World Cup qualifying

Schalke is expecting Atsuto Uchida to miss the first half of the Bundesliga season according to Kicker magazine on Thursday, which would rule out the Japan defender for most of the second-round World Cup qualifiers. Uchida had surgery on his right knee this close ...