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Akira Nishino, who guided Japan to the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup, was officially named head coach Wednesday of the Thailand national and under-23 men’s teams.

The 64-year-old will lead the War Elephants in the upcoming 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers, as well as oversee Thailand’s campaign as host nation at the 2020 Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship.

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